Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
Tippy, tippy, tippy, Pat!
That's the sound three hungry bunnies make when the sun goes down and the moon comes up and Mr. McGreely's garden smells yum, yum, yummy. While he's dreaming of his mouth-watering carrots, the bunnies are diving over fences and swimming trenches to get the veggies first!
Hammer, hammer, hammer, Saw!
That's the sound Mr. McGreely makes when the...more
3/31/10 & 4/1/10 This came off very well in the storytimes. I could tell the children loved the story. And they were definitely caught be the story and wondering what would happen. I did well with the different sounds and actions, but I think I could hav...more
Media: Hard cover personal collection
The gardener plants the seeds.
High ho the derry oh,
The gardener plants the seeds.
2nd verse: The rain falls on the ground.
3rd verse: The sun shines bright and warm.
4th verse: The seeds begin to grow.
5th verse: Flowers grow everywhere.
A little sun (hold arms above head)
A little rain (wiggle figers in air in downward motion)
Now pull up all teh weeds (pretend to pull weeds)
Our flowers grow, all in a row (hold all ten figers lined up)
From tiny little seeds (hold thumb na...more
This story is a really good example of how to "show not tell" in writing. It's a really cute book for young kids to listen to and for young writers to emulate.
The words and font that the author used shows motion and captures the reader’s attention. The book is full of different texts to show different emotions and actions of the characters. The reader can use these cues to know how the story is meant to be read. If I used this book in a classroom I would use this book to teach fluency. Using the differ...more
Written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by G. Brian Karas, published by Atheneum Books, 2002.
Summary: This is a darling story about a man who plants a vegetable garden in his backyard only to find that three rabbits had munched on his veggies. The story continues with Mr. McGreeley adding more and more security and protection to his garden and the rabbits continued thwarting of his efforts.
Response: I thought this book was very cute and humorous. I think young students would appreciate the humo...more
I'm working on an author study about Candace Fleming with my 4th graders and this book worked really well as one of her for-younger-kids examples. Younger students will like the sound effects and repetitive nature of the cumulative story; older stu...more
Illustrations by G. Biran Karas really create a fun environment for these little bunnies. The reader gets to see how the bunnies are getting past Mr. McGreely's fortress.
One of my all-time favorite storytime books.
Have you ever had a garden? How would you feel if a rabbit or deer or insect ate up all of your plants? What are some things that we notice the writer did to let us know the rabbits were coming? What did the rabbits do? How did we know the rabbits were eating? (She used the repetitive words "muncha, muncha, muncha")
I told such a good st...more