LITTLE BITTY MOUSIE by Jim Aylesworth

LITTLE BITTY MOUSIE

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Age Range: 2 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this outstanding alphabet rhyme, a wee, purple-frocked mouse goes “Tip-tip tippy tippy” through a lovingly detailed house, going “Sniff-sniff sniffy sniffy” all the way along. For her, this is a mouthwatering adventure as she licks B’s butter, gets I’s icing in her white fur and nibbles O’s orange peel. Not without mishaps, she discovers that P for pepper just causes sneezes. She also explores V for vacuum and R for roses and delights at tasting the clever sugar-coated X atop the hot cross buns. All is fun and games until Z brings the mousie a round a corner and a close encounter with a furry member of the family. Hague’s illustrations shine with sumptuous vividness. The delicate plays of light and bright colors bring a visually arresting blend of realism and fancy as the reader sees the giant world from the mouse’s point of view. Additionally, the lilting verse and sing-song refrain make this a treasure of the genre. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8027-9637-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Walker
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2007




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