Friday, April 13, 2012

Children's Book Review: Nibbles: A Green Tale

Nibbles:  A Green Tale
Written and illustrated by:  Charlotte Middleton
Published by: Marshall Cavendish Children, 2009

* In this book, Nibbles, the guinea pig, LOVES dandelions.  But so do all the other guinea pigs in Dandeville.  With everyone eating them, the dandelions begin to run out and the guinea pigs are stuck eating cabbage instead!  Nibbles knows where one last dandelion is growing.  He cares and nurtures it until it grows and he helps bring dandelions back to Dandeville.

This was a cute book that can be used to talk about natural resources and what happens if people use them all up.  I thought it was cute, and evidence of modern times, that the last few dandelion leaves could be bought on the internet for a lot of money.  But when Nibbles wanted to learn how to care for his dandelion he didn't go to the internet.  He visited his library and borrowed a book!  Yeah!  This book showed Nibbles using problem solving skills which I've been trying to work on with my kids. Like Nibbles, my children enjoy growing flowers and plants, so they could also relate to him in that way.  This was a story enjoyed by us all. 

Family Rating:  1 1/2 thumbs up.

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