THE MOTHER'S DAY MICE by Jan Brett

THE MOTHER'S DAY MICE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A part of the Bunting/Brett holiday picture book series, the painless, if obvious, story of what three mice give their mother on her day. Biggest Little Mouse and his two brothers, Middle and Little, go on a hunt for presents. Biggest finds a fluffball; Middle, a strawberry. Little's plans, however, are ruined when a cat prevents him from gathering honeysuckles. Although his brothers offer to share their presents with him, Little comes up with his own solution: a Mother's Day song sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." Sharp dialogue distinguishes one mouse from the other and adds an edge to an otherwise saccharine plot. Brett's illustrations crowd frames with detail, some of it eccentric (mice dressed like Russian peasants?), most of it effective. In all, a warmly utilitarian holiday book
Pub Date: March 17th, 1986
ISBN: 0899197027
Page count: 36pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1986




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