Thursday, June 24, 2010

Muncha, Muncha, Muncha by Candace Fleming...


This year our family planted our first vegetable garden.  The process of the planting was great fun for the boys although I am not sure how successful our venture is going to be...only half the garden has sprouted thus far!  I think part of the appeal of gardening for the kids (besides the messy fun of course!) was due to a couple of their favorite books.  Mystery Vine by Cathryn Falwell which I reviewed back in February and Muncha, Muncha, Muncha by Candace Fleming are big favorites with my boys.

Muncha, Muncha, Muncha is the story of a very determined gardener, Mr. McGreely, and some even more determined little bunnies.  Mr. McGreely builds his dream garden but in the night, three little bunnies sneak in, "tippy-tippy-tippy-pat, Muncha-Muncha-Muncha"!.  The bunnies gobble up all of the gardener's vegetables.  The furious Mr. McGreely first builds a wire fence, a wooden fence, then a moat and finally a great cinder block wall but each time those bunnies find a way in.  There are great sound effects in this book demonstrating the sounds of the bunnies sneaking into the garden and it makes for a fun read.  My boys love to recite parts right along with me.  This is a great book for this time of the year and is a super fun read.  It is recommended for ages 3-7 and I think this is pretty accurate although it may even have a bit more staying power than that.

I was doing a little research on the author, Candace Fleming, and paid a visit to her website http://www.candacefleming.com/.  There I found not only some of her other titles but some great ideas for crafts, songs and activities to go along with Muncha, Muncha, Muncha....what a great resource!  You can buy Muncha, Muncha, Muncha at Amazon or be sure to check it out next time you are at the library...it is a great read!


1 comment:

MomLovesDeals said...

This was one of the books that came in boxes of Cheerios about a year ago when some boxes came with books. My son loves it!