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*Where Does Rabbit Live? A Big Book of Animal Searches* by Lizelot Versteeg
 
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Where Does Rabbit Live? A Big Book of Animal Searches
by Lizelot Versteeg
Ages 3-6 14 pages Clavis October 2015 Board book    


This oversized board book is a search and find, but it also teaches children to count to ten and to identify the names of shapes, colors, opposites, and prepositions.

The main character is a white rabbit. He is hidden in the wrong home in six different environments. While children are looking for him in the anemone in the ocean or in the nest in the garden, they will see ten different animals that do belong in that environment, and there are often more than one of them. For example, in the meadow, there are one mole, two ladybugs, three spiders, four grasshoppers--all the way up to ten butterflies.

All the pages have questions on them that encourage the reader to scan both pages. The author asks, “Do you see a red circle? What else is red?” and “Which ladybug has many dots? And which ladybug has a few dots?” The first question on every page is answered by looking for the rabbit, and he is meant to look silly. “Does a rabbit live in a web?” “No, spiders live in a web!” The rabbit can be seen trying to make himself at home in the spider’s web.

Some of the prepositions used in the book are in front, behind, on, under, and underneath. The shapes include diamond, oval, circle, and square, and the colors include primary and secondary colors. The last double-page spread shows the rabbit at home in his burrow in the woods.

This would be a great book to keep children entertained during a car trip or to prepare them for the basic concepts they will be learning about in school.
 

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