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Library Mouse: A Museum Adventureby Daniel Kirk
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Sam the library mouse and his friend Sarah are off on a new adventure. This time they leave the library behind and go to a museum so Sam can make sketches in his explorers journal. Sarah isnt so sure that explorers have the time or the interest to write in journals. But Sam shows her that a journal can contain anything, from a ticket stub to drawings of cool things like dinosaurs and ancient Egyptian mummies. As they explore the museum, they see all kinds of art and unexpectedly make friends with another artist.
The latest book in this bestselling series is sure to entice readers to come along on the museum adventure.
"Kirk's fourth book about Sam the library mouse continues the exploration theme of the third book, Library Mouse: A World to Explore, while offering a significant focus on art. Along with Sarah, the adventure-seeking mouse he met in the previous story, Sam makes an after-hours visit to the museum next door, giving Sam his first trip outside the library and introducing both mice to art and artifacts from across the centuries. Kirk revels in the museum environment, and readers (with parental help) will be able to identify works by and allusions to Seurat, Hokusai, Degas, and many more. The mice, though, are a bit wooden, with the same basic expressions whether admiring statuary or running away from the museum's resident artist cat. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
One night in the library, Sam meets fellow mouse Sarah. Sam learns that Sarah is quite the explorer. She loves to scurry to the tops of shelves and explore the darkest corners of the building. Sam never climbs far up--he's too afraid He prefers to research subjects--such as exploration--and write about them. Sarah doesn't know much about writing or research, but could reading and research help her learn more about the places she wishes to visit? Together this duo shows that, with teamwork, anything is possible.
About the Author
Daniel Kirk has written and illustrated a number of bestselling books for children, including the Library Mouse series, which Booklist praised in a starred review as a “showstopper.” He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Visit him online at www.danielkirk.com.
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