Saturday, September 22, 2012
Stevens, Janet and Susan Stevens Crummel. (2003) Jackalope. New York: Harcourt.
Never seen a jackalope? Not even sure what one is? Well, you've come to the right place. You'll get the whole wild story right here in this book. You see, the jackalope didn't start out with horns. First he was a plain old hare. You know, a jackrabbit. The horns came later, along with a corny fairy godrabbit and a cranky coyote. And the trouble those horns brought--hoooo-wee! (Amazon.com)
The way that this book starts out on the front end pages gives you a glimpse into the crazy story that is about to unfold. I enjoyed reading this book and was glad to be enlightened as to how a jackalope was brought into being and is now extinct. This is a good book to read to students of all ages due to the puns sprinkled throughout the story. I especially liked the illustrations which are lively and capture your attention.