Sunday, November 27, 2011

Squabbit - a book review

Author:  Janice Yates
Illustrator:  Ann Yates Mertz

I wasn't sure what kind of reaction we would have to this book, but I figured we'd give it a try.  Squabbit is a hybrid squirrel and rabbit, who has qualities of each of his parents.  However, the other kids at school don't quite understand his uniqueness at first.

My (almost) 5 year old found the book cute, and liked that a squirrel had a bunny tail.  He also found it fun to say "squabbit" over and over!  The illustrations are cute and child-like, as you can see from the cover art.

I have mixed feelings about how Squabbit has to "prove" himself, and I think that contradicts the moral of accepting others as they are.  However, I make every effort to discuss such discrepancies in books with my children, and they understand that we don't make fun of others for being different.

**I received a complimentary copy of this book as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team in exchange for my honest review.  Visit to see how you can become a member of the book review team.

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