Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

Bibliographic Information: Fleming, C. (2002). Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Brief Annotation: Mr. McGreely has always wanted a vegetable garden, so he finally plants one, but a couple of bunnies keep coming to eat his veggies!  Mr. McGreely gets creative in trying to keep the bunnies at bay.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this: Children who like gardens/plants; children who like bunnies; children who like repetitive books; children who like books with sound effects.

Rating/Response: 4 This is a cute book!  K-2 students will love reading this book because of the repetition and the sound effects of the bunnies.  It’s also fun to see what Mr. McGreely does to keep the bunnies away and what the bunnies do to get to the veggies!

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you or someone who know ever planted a garden and had trouble keeping animals from eating it?

Reading Strategy: Free Choice (Picture)

Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a great free choice picture book because it is a fun, enjoyable read.  The illustrations are wonderful as well!  Students will have fun cheering on the bunnies to get the veggies or Mr. McGreely to keep the bunnies away!

Posted by: Jenna Bosch


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