Synopses & Reviews
andquot;A visual feast. . . .The electricity of the paintings will draw children back for a second look.andquot; andmdash;School Library Journal
Workingand#160;togetherand#160;at a family pizzeria goes from cozy to chaotic when theand#160;business expands and becomes a big fancy restaurant. No matter how he tries to be helpful,and#160;little Tony isand#160;now always in the way.and#160;He missesand#160;Little Ninoand#39;s.and#160;But so does someone elseandmdash;his dad!and#160;And in a delightful twist, this simply worded read-aloudand#160;delivers a thoughtful message about what success and family areand#160;all about.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Storyline connects easily toand#160;curriculumand#160;onand#160;neighborhoods, community, and economics.
and#8220;The scenes are full of visually boisterous activity, with under-pinnings of humorous detail and a clear sense of family closeness so important to the story. A decidedly fresh-looking book.and#8221;and#8212;Booklist
"A visual feast . . .The electricity of the paintings will draw children back for a second look."and#8212;School Library Journal
andquot;Yee continues his Mouse and Mole series with another winning installment....As in the series' previous titles, catchy rhymes, brisk dialogue, onomatopoeic sounds, and winsome ink and watercolor illustrations will easily draw new readers to this seasonal, episodic friendship story.andquot;andmdash;Gillian Engberg, Booklist
andquot;Young readers will likely enjoy the simple irony and straightforward plot, while the many color illustrations reinforce the action and help them in in their transition to beginning chapter books.andquot;andmdash;School Library Journal
Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends
A 2010 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Award Winner
A Brand New Day with Mouse and Mole
andquot;The stories are light, with simple plots, and the lively and expressive watercolor illustrations add energy and detail. A worthwhile addition to easy-reader collections.andquot;andmdash;School Library Journal
Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole
*andquot;These two are a lovely addition to the pantheon of easy-reader pals.andquot;andmdash;School Library Journal, starred review
andquot;The friendly, cooperative tone of the text is reminiscent of the Frog and Toad series.andquot; andndash; Kirkus
andquot;[T]he artwork nicely reinforces the story's action, the closeness between friends, and shared wonder in nature's magic.andquot;andmdash;and#160;Booklist
Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole
andquot;The expressive bamboo-pen and watercolor with colored-pencil illustrations capture the humor of the situations as well as the emotions of the characters. With its controlled vocabulary, repetition, and humor, this tale of friendship also introduces opposites, homophones, and letter writing. A real winner.andquot;andmdash;School Library journal
andquot;Kids will become more proficient at reading and also come away with a lesson in friendship.andquot;andmdash;Booklist
This exuberant picture book tells the story of Tony, a little boy who helps his father in the family pizzeria. and#8220;The scenes are full of visually boisterous activity, with under-pinnings of humorous detail and a clear sense of family closeness so important to the story. A decidedly fresh-looking book.and#8221;--Booklist
Tony likes to help his father at their small family restaurant, but everything changes when Little Nino's Pizzeria becomes a fancier place. Barbour's vibrant artwork is packed with color and energy.
Colorful Bigand#160;Bookand#160;deliversand#160;exuberantand#160;story aboutand#160;a little boy who helps his father in a family pizzeria that grows too big too fast.
Yippee! It is a winter wonderland! What better day for Mouse and Mole to go sledding, whirl around on ice skates, and build snowmen together?
But Mole does not want to go outside. Too cold! Too windy! He prefers to stay as snug as a bug in a rug inside his nice, warm bed.
Mouse is lonely. Ice skating and sledding just arenandrsquo;t as fun for one. Then she gets an ideaandhellip;a Sno-Mole might do the trick! Mole wonandrsquo;t be needing his hat or scarf or mittensandhellip;or will he?
Sometimes even best friends want to do different things. But at the end of a cold winterandrsquo;s day, it's nice to know that your best friend will be there waiting for you, with warm mittens and all.
About the Author
KARENandnbsp;BARBOUR lives in Iverness,andnbsp;California. She is also the illustrator ofandnbsp; Iandnbsp;Have an Olive Tree by Eve Bunting,andnbsp; Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester, and Poetry for Young People:andnbsp;African American Poems, edited by Arnold Rampersad and Marcellus Blount.