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Fleming, Candace.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002.
IL K-3, RL 2.7
ISBN 0689831528

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Mr. McGreely has never before planted a garden, but Mr. McGreely can’t WAIT to eat all the crisp, fresh vegetables that he has just planted! Neither can three of the hungriest bunnies you have ever met! As soon as night comes, they creep into the garden: “Tippy, tippy, tippy, pat!” to eat whatever they can find: “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” Mr. McGreely is not happy about this. Can he find a way to keep the hungry bunnies from his vegetables? How far will he go to do this? Read this hilarious book and see who outsmarts whom.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2004-2005)

Booktalk #2

Mr. McGreely has always wanted a vegetable garden and when he finally plants one, he can’t wait to taste his crisp, yummy produce.  Three of his neighboring rabbits are anticipating sampling the veggies as well.  In frustration, Mr. McGreely builds a series of fences to keep the creatures away. Finally after building a stone guard tower, He is able to thwart the animals-or is he?  (Donna Myles. South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)

SUBJECTS:     Rabbits -- Fiction.
                        Gardening -- Fiction.


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