PIP & SQUEAK by Ian Schoenherr

PIP & SQUEAK

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 1 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

This appealing picture book profiles the winter journey of mice Pip and Squeak, as they go from their home in a mailbox through a rural landscape buried under snow, to the birthday celebration of their forest friend, Gus. The briskly succinct text manages to hold its own with alliteration, repetition and even a touch of wordplay. But as with many books for the very young, the bright pictures do much of the heavy lifting. The action-packed, mixed-media paintings are big and bold, with a nimble handling of color, texture, perspective and momentum. The lap set will delight in the escapades of the intrepid rodents as they traipse like trapeze artists across a clothesline and scale a snowman as if it were Mount Everest. One minute, kids will feel superior to Pip, who mistakes the snowman’s carrot nose for cheese; the next, they will hold their breath as the little fellow tumbles off the side of the snowman. Rest assured: This soon-to-be popular offering ends on a happy—albeit surprising—note. (Picture book. 1-4)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-06-087253-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow/HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2006




MORE BY IAN SCHOENHERR

ChildrenTHE TWISTROSE KEY by Tone Almhjell
by Tone Almhjell
ChildrenTHE APOTHECARY by Maile Meloy
by Maile Meloy
ChildrenALEXANDER HAMILTON by Jean Fritz
by Jean Fritz

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenSNOWFLAKE BABY by Elise Broach
by Elise Broach