Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

I imagine this is the sound of rabbits eating my garden.
All through the month of June my son has been choosing one book more often than any other: “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!.” It is possible he is trying to persuade me that my struggle with the bunnies, who are devouring my peas and carrots, is futile – and until I “get” the message inside this book, I’m going to be asked to read it again, and again?

It’s also possible that as I read, I give extra emphasis and drama to the words spoken by poor Mr. McGreely.¬† I can certainly relate. As McGreely endeavors to regain control of his garden,¬†confident and hopeful McGreely is out-witted by three tiny bunnies. With each new barrier; two fences, a trench, and a high brick wall, Mr. McGreely’s self-congratulatory phrases become more amusing. Each time the bunnies thwart his efforts, and pause for giggles.

As the wooden wall goes up, Mr McGreely boasts:
“Those flop-ears will never get over it….
no bunny can get into my garden now!”

Grins and giggles all around as I turn the page; we know, as
“The sun went down. And the moon came up…”
The bunnies were not deterred.

I like this book as a read-to-self book for very early readers. Kids build reading confidence, as nearly every page has repeating phrases and rhymes. I hope your children enjoy it as much as mine.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming and G.Brian Karas

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