Gr 5 Up-- A definitive guide for young readers, this is so thorough that even those experienced in raising rabbits would find it helpful. Like Simmons's Your Sheep (Garden Way, 1992), the main text covers the inner two-thirds of each page. A vertical line separates that from the outer remaining space; there, terms are defined, additional information appears, and important facts are repeated. Some of the black-and-white illustrations also appear here. The smoothly flowing, second-person narration covers such topics as selecting the breed, choosing the first rabbit, handling, housing, feeding, health, breeding, care of newborns, marketing, and management. Drawings, charts, and barely average black-and-white photos appear throughout. A ``helpful sources'' section offers several mail-order rabbitry suppliers and a complete listing of each state's Cooperative Extension Service. The volume concludes with an extensive glossary and index. FFA members, 4-Hers, and pet owners will be pleased to find this title on the shelf.
Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Whether you have never owned a rabbit or you are experienced with rabbits and would like to learn how to breed or show them, Nancy Searle's friendly advice will help you to do the very best job possible. You will learn the answers to such questions as:
* What kind of rabbit should I get?
* How should I pick up and hold my rabbit?
* What kind of shelter should I prepare for my rabbit?
* What will my rabbit want to eat?
* How can I help my rabbit stay healthy?
Though the book arrived on time, I found it more teenage friendly not child friendly.Published 8 months ago by Lacey Butters
My daughters joined the FFA. Suddenly we had 9 little rabbits that did not come with instructions. Bought this book to help us. Read morePublished on June 16, 2013 by Susan Morris-Jackson
This book came in a speedy manner and it was in the condition it was supposed to be. thanks.Published on September 6, 2009 by C. Coleman
This book is atrocious and teaches children how to abuse rabbits and create even more overpopulation than we are already dealing with. Read morePublished on July 22, 2009 by Jaye
The book has a lot of very useful info for a new owner. I expected more pics and simple language since it said for kids.Published on April 13, 2009 by Robert Hickman