Monday, May 30, 2011

THE DUMB BUNNIES GO TO THE ZOO by Sue Denim, illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Lexile    480          Pages    30          Ages     4-8
 AR Quiz No. 19936 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP, VP

Have you ever heard of Sue Denim? I'll bet you have and just didn't know it - it is a pseudonym (Sue Denim) for Dav Pilkey! : ) This is the fourth book in the Dumb Bunny series and it is the funniest yet!

At the zoo the family mistakes a Monarch butterfly sitting on the lion cage sign for the lion - because a lion has stripes, right? Just ask Momma Bunny and she'll give you the lowdown! When it flies away they create general panic among the other visitors by running around yelling, "THE LION IS LOOSE! THE LION IS LOOSE!" The chaos is even greater once the Dumb Bunnies finish running to all of the animal cages and letting the animals loose so they'll be safe (including the real lion,) before being asked to leave.

This book was just plain fun. No underlying life lesson. Just silly fun. It can be used as a teaching tool by asking your child what it was that the Dumb Bunny family did wrong, but for the most part you'll just laugh. Dav Pilkey's crazy wordplay may go over the heads of some of the younger audience but the parents will get a chuckle out of it and his illustrations range from the ridiculous to the slightly gross, to the just plain silly. Have some real fun with your child and the Dumb Bunnies today!

Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

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