TWO MICE IN THREE FABLES by Lynn Reiser

TWO MICE IN THREE FABLES

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Age Range: 3 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Three tiny ``fables'' about two mice and the animals that try to catch them--simple sentences, simple plots. The stories follow formulas, which are explicitly stated at the end in the punchline morals. The first story is a series of contrasts, between the inside mouse and outside mouse. The second is a series of conflicts between an owl and a raccoon ``who always wanted to be in the same place.'' The third brings contrast and conflict together: a snake hunts the two mice who always escape by moving in opposite directions. The charming, free-flowing pictures--black pen and watercolor, with lots of greens and blues--are cleverly integrated into the text, to the point where the snake gets tangled up in a word. The predatory elements and pithy morals give this a sting that most preschoolers will appreciate. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-688-13389-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1995




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