The Rabbit Problem

By the same author-illustrator as Spells, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, and The Odd Egg, Emily Gravett‘s The Rabbit Problem takes an inventive look at numbers through the multiplication of a family of rabbits who inhabit the aptly named Fibonacci’s Field. Told primarily in the format of a calendar, this multimedia mosaic includes a baby rabbit record book, a carrot recipe book, a rabbit knitting pattern, and a surprise pop-up ending, with the main narrative (such as it is) following a rapidly expanding rabbit family through the different seasons. Giggle factor: high. Adult enjoyment: depends on how quirky you are; this is not your mother’s bunny book. Illustrations: five jelly jars. (Emily Gravett is my new favorite children’s book author & illustrator.)


~ by kaychubbuck on August 9, 2010.

One Response to “The Rabbit Problem”

  1. […] Like Spells, The Rabbit Problem, and Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, Emily Gravett‘s Meerkat Mail uses a variety of storytelling techniques to chronicle Sunny the Meerkat’s adventures […]

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