The Rabbit Problem

In Fibonacci’s Field, Lonely and Chalk Rabbit meet, snuggle together, and then spend a year trying to cope with their ever-increasing brood and the seasonal changes that bring a new challenge each month. Presented in calendar format with one pop-up illustration and other special features.

3 thoughts on “The Rabbit Problem

  1. Tracy Smiles says:

    This was one of my favorite new books last year. I agreee that the visual paired with the humor and rich math content offers an invitation to explore counting, and specifically Fibonacci sequences in a way that will appeal to all readers, regardless of their age. I’m glad to see it highlighted here!

  2. Barbara Thompson Boo says:

    The Rabbit Problem is Emily Gravett at her best. With lots of interactive parts, Gravett explores Fibonacci numbers in the form of a calendar. In January, 1 Lonely Rabbit issues an invitation for someone to join him. (There is an invitation on the calendar page.) In February he is joined by Chalk rabbit so there is 1 pair of rabbits who are knitting to stay warm (Knitting instructions included on the caledar.) By March there are 2 pairs of rabbits as Chalk and Lonely rabbit have babies (Birth certificate included) In April there are 3 pairs and thus the Fibonaci sequence is established (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8,. . .) With the rabbits multipling, Gravett gives us ration books,newspapers, recipe books and more! In true Gravett sytle there are intricate illustrations abounding with humor.

    The book is a great introduction to the Fibonacci Sequence for those of us for whom Math is not a strong suit. For Math teachers it is an ideal picture book: a great story that incorporates Math concepts. Who said Math was boring? Not me!

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