Sunday, September 8, 2019

Review - Rhyming Dust Bunnies

Rhyming Dust Bunnies
by Jan Thomas
Date: 2009
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 40
Format: e-book
Source: library

Bug! Rug! Mug! Hug! These dust bunnies love to rhyme. Well, except for Bob. Much to the other bunnies’ frustration, Bob can never get the rhythm right. Then he saves everyone from a big, scary monster wielding—gasp!—a broom, and they all breathe a sigh of relief. But can Bob save them from the big, scary monster’s next attack? Vrrrrrroooommm...

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This book is basically an example of the Cassandra phenomenon. Bob is a bit different from the other dust bunnies. Ed, Ned, and Ted always rhyme... while Bob, apparently, doesn't. In the case of this book, however, Bob's inability to rhyme might actually come in handy. If only his friends would listen to him.

The story is super simple, but I had a smile on my face as I was reading it. That said, for older readers, this is probably not going to be a book to pick up again and again. Once you know the twist and the outcome, you've gotten pretty much all you're going to get out of the book.

But I like the goofy dust bunnies and Bob's warnings. The premise is cute... even if it's not enough to make this book one of my favourites.

Quotable moment:

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 ladybugs

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