Monday, November 2, 2015

A Mouse So Small review

A mouse so small

It's time for Bear to go to sleep for the winter, and even though he's hungry, he doesn't have time to eat first. His best friend, Molly, wants to help him and decides to gather food for him -- a task that proves to be very tricky for a small mouse! (goodreads summary)

Before Bear hibernates for the long winter, his best friend Molly Mouse is worried he will be going to bed hungry. She really wants to help and spies a blackberry bush, a food he is sure to love. Reaching those blackberries high on that bush and getting them to Bear is a large feat for such a small mouse.  But that does not stop Molly though! With her determination and the help of a few forest friends, she will learn that her friendship and big heart wins in the end. 

This is another sweet story about friendship and not giving up.  The theme is very similar to many other books already out there but I think readers will appreciate Molly's determination. She proves that no matter what your size is, you can do wonderful things for others when you are a good friend.  It is a nice story that can help teach kids kindness and thinking of others. The soft fall colors of the illustrations add to the gentleness of the heart warming story. In the end, Bear had a wonderful response to Molly which also showed true friendship between the two characters.  I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-6.~

Title: A Mouse so Small
Author: Angela McAllister, illustrated by Caroline Pedler
Pub. Date:  September 2015, Tiger Tales
Genre: picture book
Hardcover, 32 pgs.

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