Isabel is best known as Bunjitsu Bunny. She was the best Bunjitsu artist in her school. After we meet Isabel, always in her red Bunjitsu uniform, we read lots of stories about her. Each short chapter is a stand alone chapter starring Isabel and some of her friends. Each chapter is 5-8 pages long and each tells a story with a lesson.
The stories are perfect for transitional readers because the lessons in each story and the humor are all accessible to kids 6-8 years old. It's a great book for first graders who are strong readers and need something they can relate too. It is also great for 3rd graders who will catch some of the subtle humor.
I may use this book later this winter when we start working on theme. Each story has a pretty obvious theme of its own and it would be a great book to start the conversation with when we really dig into theme.
A fun new book that I am glad I made time to read!