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Parents' Guide to

Bunny Cakes

By Karyn Wellhousen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Baby Max struggles to write -- kids will relate.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+
Awesome book. I love reading this to my girls and they love it to

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Max exhibits an important stage of learning to read and write as he invents his own symbol to get his message across in this entertaining story. When children scribble a message and expect adults to be able to read it, they are demonstrating their understanding that people communicate through written symbols. With support from adults and meaningful opportunities to engage in pretend writing, they gradually begin to recognize traditional symbols, such as the letters of the alphabet.

Ruby and Max's use of written symbols is integral to the story line and a focal point of the illustrations. Writing is further emphasized by close-up insets of the yellow-lined paper and the written messages of both characters. Rosemary Wells' cartoonlike style of drawing and her expressive bunny characters will keep children pleading, "Read it again!"

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