Zoe couldn't believe it. She was going to star in her class play, Cinder Rabbit! But then Mrs. Lopp (her teacher) had to ruin it: she will lead the cast in the bunny hop at the end. Try as she might, Zoe is a bunny that can't hop. The play is just four days away! Can she hop to it?
Young readers will enjoy this story based on a familiar fairy tale. This version is clever and the illustrations are terrific.
"Hoppily ever after? That's funny." Our princess-crazed daughter enjoyed sharing this book (she read some, too). It didn't take too much reading for her to take on the parts of Frida (the fairy god-rabbit) and Winifred (the mean step-rabbit).
It's so nice to read an early reader that doesn't SOUND like an early reader. The author offers a great plot, plenty of rabbit humor, and a cute twist (hint: it has to do with the shoes).
In this bunn-i-fied version of Cinderella, kids learn that sometimes we need a cast of friends to help us.
This is a great story for early elementary readers: plenty of vocabulary repetition, and chapters so reluctant readers can read it in portions. There is just enough context about staging a play to encourage kids to transform their own favorite story into a performance. The author does a great job transitioning the famous glass slippers into a "prop," both literally and figuratively. Perfect for talking about "lucky" rabbit's feet and the like.
8 to 10
5 and Up
Started reading with nearly 7-year-old girl.
Buy! You'll enjoy sharing this with your child before they are reading independently, and they will still like it when they can read it themselves.
|Author||Lynn E. Hazen|
|Publisher||Henry Holt and Company © 2008|
|Genres||Easy Reader, Performing Arts, Fairy Tale|