The Rabbit Problem is not a book about math. It says so on the cover. But you can't always judge a book by it's cover. ;)
According to the back cover, "This book is based on a problem that was solved in the 13th Century by the Mathematician Fibonacci, but it is NOT (I repeat NOT) a book about math. It is a book about rabbits... Lots of rabbits!"
And it's adorable. In a rabbit-infestation sort of way. Every 2-page section depicts a calendar spread from a month in the year. In January, we have one rabbit. On the calendar, you see an invitation "to be my friend." In February, rabbit has a friend rabbit and the population grows to 2 (one pair). By March, the population reaches 4 (two pairs) and the reader finds a rabbit baby book to flip through. Throughout the year, the population grows and grows. Pages often include flips and flaps for readers to open. Oh, and don't overlook the rabbit chew holes! Humorous notations are on many calendar dates. The final page pops-up to show rabbits galore. 288, perhaps? (And, no, I'm not counting them to check!)
Not about math. Yeah, right. ;)
Here's a bit more rabbit, Fibonacci-style, to chew on.
P.S. At the moment I wrote this blog entry, I noticed the book was advertised for a pretty good discount.
P.P.S. And check out the gargantuan book list for more math-lit connections!
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