Thursday, April 28, 2011

Picture Book: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by D. and A. Wood

The Little Mouse was published the year I was born. I'm inclined to think that's why it's such a good book. Well, maybe it has to do with the awesome story and Don Wood's super cute illustrations!

Summary from back cover: "The little mouse will do anything to save his strawberry from the big, hungry bear. The bear holds all the cards, but who is playing the fox's role?"

The narrator speaks to the mouse throughout the story, alerting him to the bear's presence. I loved how the mouse tries desperately to hide the strawberry but is ultimately convinced to share half the berry with the narrator. It's such a cute story, with a little suspense and a lot of humor, that I envision young children really enjoying it. The Little Mouse is definitely a classic!

Publisher: Childs Play Intl Ltd., 1984     Pages: 32
Rating: 4 Stars     Source: Public Library

1 comment:

  1. This looks incredibly cute. I'm going to have to check it out.