Rhyming Dust Bunnies (Jan Thomas; Beach Lane Books, 2009)
Dust bunnies Ed, Ned and Ted are rhyming enthusiasts. The fourth dust bunny, Bob, is much less exuberant, his facial expression and sagging ears are in stark opposition to those of the other dust bunnies. While Ed, Ned and Ted are practicing their rhymes, Bob tries to warn, in a non-rhyming fashion, that danger is imminent. Indeed, the well-known enemy of any dust bunny is approaching–a broom! The dust bunnies find cover under a dresser, but are only safe until … you guessed it, a vacuum cleaner whizzes towards them. This picture book is a silly and quick read that can be used to teach the fundamentals of rhyme to young children. My 3 year-old also enjoys Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny (Beach Lane Books, 2009) by the same author; she’s finding endless amusement in the grumpy grey dust bunny that stars in that picture book.