Himmelman, John Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny EARLY READER Henry Holt and Co, 2014. $13.99 Content: G
Isabel is a great at martial arts, so she is nicknamed Bunjitsu
Bunny! This book is a set of short stories about her. Each little story
features a dash of wisdom, reminiscent of Aesop’s fables with an eastern spin.
This was actually a great read! The little bits of advice were
gently folded into some really fun little adventures which featured martial
arts. My favorite is when a rock falls into her yard. At first she tries to get
rid of it, but eventually starts a little rock collection around it. The
lesson: “One rock is just one rock, many rocks make a garden.” Awesome! I think
students will be drawn to the bright cover and the martial arts component but
then find themselves learning something great, indirectly (aka sneakily).
EL(K-3) -ADVSIABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.