DOT & JABBER AND THE GREAT ACORN MYSTERY by Ellen Stoll Walsh

DOT & JABBER AND THE GREAT ACORN MYSTERY

Age Range: 3 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

More of Walsh’s (Mouse Magic, 2000, etc.) mice have arrived on the scene to delight and teach young readers. Dot and Jabber are detectives in search of a mystery, and they find it in a little oak tree. While Dot wonders how the acorn got so far from the big oak tree, Jabber wonders what an acorn is. As the two mice learn and investigate together, they test hypotheses of how the acorn traveled and fight the urge to eat the clues they find. And in the end, the detectives always get their man, er, squirrel. Budding young naturalists will appreciate the additional information on acorns and oak trees that follows the story. Walsh’s cut-paper pictures echo the topic, with their textures and inclusions of fibers showing through and marvelously portraying the natural world. Dot and Jabber are the perfect mice to lead young readers in exploring the great outdoors. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-15-202602-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2001




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