How does 1+1 = 288? A family of rabbits soon supplies the answer in this funny story! Hop along to Fibonacci's Field and follow Lonely and Chalk Rabbit through a year as they try to cope with their fast expanding brood and handle a different seasonal challenge each month, from the cold of February to the wet of April and the heat of July. This extraordinary picture book is packed with gorgeous details and novelty elements including a baby rabbit record book, a carrot recipe book and a surprise pop-up ending.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||11.56(w) x 11.78(h) x 0.45(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of Matilda’s Cat, Again!, Wolf Won’t Bite!, Blue Chameleon, The Odd Egg, The Rabbit Problem, Dogs, Spells, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts, Monkey and Me, Meerkat Mail, Tidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just when you think you¿ve seen it all in the world of children¿s picture books, you run into The Rabbit Problem. No one would say that this is just another children¿s picture book. Then again, Emily Gravett has never been known for being ordinary. Here are all the ways this book goes beyond ordinary:(1)The Rabbit Problem is a book formatted like a calendar.(2)The calendars, one for each month of the year, include attachments, including invitations, a baby book, and a cookbook, all three-dimensional.(3)The story is told through scribbles on the calendar and the attachments. Very, very clever.(4)We know what is coming and yet we are totally unprepared for the gravity of the problem as it unfolds, depicted with hilarious illustrations illustrating each month of the year on the calendar.Summary: If grownups were the target audience for this picture book, I feel certain it would fall in the top ten this year.
Formatted as a calendar, January brings a lonely rabbit problem (who invites another rabbit to be his friend). By March, there's a baby rabbit problem, by May a hungry rabbit problem (replete with a Ration Book for the rabbits of Fibonacci's field). Make science connection, math connections. Share in a study of a different form of writing, a bit akin to The Jolly Postman. Emily Gravett is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
A great design with cute illustrations and pop-ups, this is a fun book to look at. There's not much by way of a story to read and I'm not sure young ones would understand the significance of the Fibonacci sequence, but nevertheless this is a fun picture book with enough detail in the illustrations to capture attention.