Entries Tagged as 'Mouse'

Countdown to Spring!

March 31st, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT This counting book opens with the pronouncement that it is spring and immediately queries whether the children have remembered their animal friends. I found that one question very powerful- how have we remembered our animal friends in not just periods of celebration but the quotidian rhythms of our lives? The book’s […]

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The Lion and the Mouse

December 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Jerry Pinkney’s new book is a visual treat, using stunning illustrations to retell Aesop’s fable.  Using only the occasional sound, Mr. Pinkney’s storybook lends itself to an interpretation that supports and reinforces animal rights.  The gist is this: the lion spares the mouse and the mouse frees the lion from a […]

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A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse

November 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Inspired by the fact that a baby spiny anteater is a puggle (!), Pam Munoz Ryan wrote A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse to introduce young children to animal families ranging from spiders to lions. Her delightful text is accompanied by very detailed and realistic illustrations by Diane deGroat. I had picked […]

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