Monday, May 17, 2010

Rhyming Dust Bunnies

Written and illustrated by Jan Thomas
Most enjoyed by readers and rhymers of all ages

Rhymes are funny things. Once they are started, they are hard to stop. Take the rhymes in 'Rhyming Dust Bunnies' by Jan Thomas. Reading this book aloud invites plenty of audience participation because listeners are asked to think of words that rhyme with others, such as 'car' and 'bug'. Sounds like any other rhyming book, right? Ahhh, that's where you're wrong because in this book, the rhymers are dust bunnies. Yes, those fluffy, fuzzy things that hide in corners and run when they see a broom coming. Unless they're too busy rhyming. And then, well, read 'Rhyming Dust Bunnies' to find out what happens when dust bunnies are too busy rhyming.

Our preschool and kindergarten kids love this book. It doesn't stay on the shelf long and it can be read over and over and still generate laughs. The artwork is bright and bold and eye-catching. I don't usually make it a point to check the facial expressions of my dust bunnies but those in the book are hilarious. Much of the action can be anticipated by young readers simply by watching the faces of the dust bunnies.

'Rhyming Dust Bunnies' is one book you don't want to miss.