Little Mouse, like many of us, can't resist the temptation to hoard goodies from even his closest friends. When he finds a luscious-looking apple, he buries it to save it for a hungry day. Before long, however, his deeply grounded secret sprouts into a blossoming tree, offering its delicious apples for all to savor. (goodreads summary)
A simple and delightful book about a little mouse with a very big secret. Mouse's lucky day arrives when he finds a wonderful apple waiting just for him! He decides to keep it secret and hide it from all the others especially when they ask what it is that he has. Even though the book is so simple, it sends message about sharing. The illustrations are minimal and the sentences are either one or two long but you get the idea behind this charming story. I wonder what mouse thinks when he finds out that the apple had a secret it was hiding too after it blossomed into an apple tree. That would make for a good discussion with the little ones. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 4-6.~
Title: Little Mouse's Big Secret
Author: Eric Battut
Pub. Date: March 2011, Sterling Publishing
Genre: picture book
Hardcover, 24 pgs.