Tuesday, December 15, 2009

All Things Kid Lit: Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends

book cover of Mouse and Mole Fine Feathered Friends by Wong Herbert YeePicture book pick of the week:

Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends
by Wong Herbert Yee
Houghton Mifflin
Grades 1-3
48 pages

Whenever Mouse and Mole go bird watching, all the birds fly away. Perhaps “Mousebird” and “Molebird” will have better luck observing the feathered creatures.

From Booklist:

In their latest round of endearing adventures, best pals Mouse and Mole suit up excitedly for a day of springtime bird-watching, but before they can focus their binoculars, each of their subjects flies away. Compromising and cooperating are the themes as the friends find elaborate, creative solutions to their problems and make a final project that celebrates their individual talents. Once again, transitional readers will enjoy the well-paced text’s wordplay (including lots of puns); the gentle, realistic friendship conflicts; and the ink-and-watercolor artwork that captures the story’s humor, action, and feeling.

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Kid Lit News:

Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2009

"Being a book lover and a journalist, I always imagined I'd take the literary high road as a parent and that my boy would want to read (or be read) what I had as a kid: Charlotte's Web, The Giving Tree, and other wholesome classics. I never thought I'd have a reluctant reader for a child, yet that's the position I'm in with my 6-year-old son, who likes books but struggles with reading and writing."

Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2009

Even Eloise herself wouldn't be bored by the Plaza Hotel's latest tribute to the restless, 6-year-old storybook heroine who made her fictional home in the New York City landmark: a 2,100-square-foot pink shrine to all things Eloise.


    bermudaonion said...

    That book sounds so sweet and the illustrations are gorgeous.

    Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

    Another book to add to my son collection for when he is old enough to read instead of eat!

    Nina said...

    I like picturebooks, they always make me feel happy! :) Also great gifts for my nieces.

    Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

    I loved visiting the Plaza before the renovations. There were several subtle references to Eloise. I'm not crazy about the big (i.e. commercial) space they've made.

    Guess I'll have to go to NY to check it out :)

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