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The Rabbit Problem Hardcover – November 2, 2010
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Gr 1-5–If a pair of rabbits is put together under certain conditions (“NO Rabbits may leave the field”), how many will there be in one year? This puzzle, posed by Fibonacci in the 13th-century, is the premise for Gravett's latest work. The cover depicts a bemused rabbit calculating at a blackboard. The endpapers cast a wider view, with more of the problem shown visually and verbally. Readers follow a rabbit through an underground tunnel (title page) and emerge from a die-cut hole into a field –at the top of a calendar. As always, Gravett's design choices are perfect for enhancing the narrative. Now viewers turn the book lengthwise and watch the effects of the ever-multiplying bunnies in watercolor scenes on the top, while the hand-lettered notes and novelty items glued to the dates below reveal seasonal challenges. In March, while the stressed parents learn infant care, a baby book showcases a tiny ultrasound of the twins. July depicts bored bunnies watching carrots grow. A miniature newspaper (The Fibber) includes biographical information on the famous mathematician, personals, birth announcements, graphs, and horoscopes. Under an empty, snow-covered field and through the die-cut hole that follows December 31, a peek and a page turn reveal the population explosion leaping, literally, off the page in a sturdy pop-up spread. This hilarious (and accurate) tale can be enjoyed by the numerically challenged and gifted alike.–Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
* "In Gravett’s gifted hands, an old math problem springs to life—and more life and more life! Medieval mathematician Fibonacci’s “rabbit problem,” in which bunnies breed at a specified rate, provides the structure of this glorious faux–wall calendar that watches a rabbit community from January to December...Readers needn’t care about the math of Fibonacci Numbers to love the hilarious, jam-packed visual details, many of which are playfully metatextual...Endless fun to pore over for kids and math-minded or geeky adults.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Whimsical ideas proliferate as fast as rabbits in Gravett's splendid sendup of Fibonacci's query."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This hilarious (and accurate) tale can be enjoyed by the numerically challenged and gifted alike."--School Library Journal
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With that said, I read it and I was blown away!!! This does not read like a normal book...rather, GET THIS...it's literally a calendar that documents specifically-related events in sequential ordering, and the initial questions are asking the readers to perform a basic task of predictive modeling that uses integer sequences to predict a future outcome. HOLY MOLY!!! As a researcher who is often working with statistics and data visualization, I am absolutely floored by the creativity to illustrate concrete numerical concepts using abstract out-of-the-box thinking. The author has a real gift.
This is a fantastic way to begin to show how one can apply basic quantitative modeling in the real-world, and why it is an important life skill. This book creates discussion that could be transitioned to something such as predicting how much food one will need for the next 7 days when they know the amount of food consumed each day will vary.
The illustrations in it are excellent, as is the interaction of the 'pop ups.' These popups contain their own interesting numerical trends and patterns, which a teacher could challenge students to find and identify, and it would give them a really creative task.
So it's a pretty awesome book. I admit I bought it purely because I own a rabbit, but upon reading it I was thoroughly impressed with the creativity. I highly recommend it.