Ninja Bunny: Sister vs. Brother by Jennifer Gray Olson

645px-Love_Heart_SVG.svg I’m not sure exactly how you might incorporate Jennifer Gray Olson‘s Ninja Bunny: Sister vs. Brother (2016, Random House) into your Valentine’s Day plans, but I’m sure there’s a way!

In this humorous children’s picture book, Olson considers issues of gender as brother and sister rabbit compete to obtain the The Golden Carrot of Awesomeness. Little brother rabbit is definitely proven wrong when he realizes that sister rabbit is just as capable of being a ninja as he is!

Younger readers will like this energetic text that includes colorful illustrations. Olson plays around with font colors and sizes and different page layouts. The book has a sense of energy that mimics the race toward The Golden Carrot. I imagine that readers who like books by Mo Willems might be entertained equally by Ninja Bunny.

Kids and adults can have discussions about the book’s messages about gender equality. Readers can consider whether brother bunny thought sister bunny could not tackle the challenge because she was too small or because she was a girl. Readers might have multiple responses.

Please let me know what you think of Ninja Bunny in the comments below!

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