A Pet's Life
by Anita Ganeri
Another book read with my daughter in our research on pets. Rabbits is a very simple book, along the same lines as Goldfish. It's fairly informative for a four-year-old, and quite charming. The bunnies all look very cute and bright-eyed. There were two points where I was left questioning, though. At one point the book stated "Rabbits can have lots of babies. It is best not to let them breed." Bold words are defined in the book. But when I glanced at the short glossary, the definition for breed was a "type or kind of animal". Probably no little kids would care about this kind of error, but it bugged me. At another point the book said that it's not a good idea to keep a rabbit with a guinea pig. It doesn't say why. Do they fight? Compete for food? Does it just mean don't keep them in the same cage? Can they pass diseases to each other? Now I'm curious.
Rating: 3/5 ....... 32 pages, 2003