Synopses & Reviews
There's something in that tall bamboo.Oh, my goodness! It's a shoe!and#160;A mouse comes across a shoe and sets out to find its owner. A conscientious role model, this determined mouseand#160;asksand#160;an unlikely assortment of animals ifand#160;the shoeand#160;belongs to them, hears about their own shoes, and receives a surprising reward at the end. Eve Bunting's cheerful rhymed text and Sergio Ruzzier's charmingly unique illustrations make this a delightful book to share with a young child.
andquot;Ruzzierand#39;s pen, ink, and watercolor artwork uses spare details and white space to draw readersand#39; eyes...An enjoyable read-aloud.andquot;
"The emotional pitch is just right."
"The 'Cheer Up, Mouse!' refrain and winsome illustrations carry the day."
"Simple and satisfying."
"A solid story about friendship that is sure to cheer readers."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"Youngsters will enjoy the simple phrases and delightful illustrations . . . Perfect for fans of Dori Chaconas' One Little Mouse."
"This might be fun to partner with Alborough's Hug and/or Schmid's Hugs from Pearl for a squeeze-filled storytime."
In the same bouncy rhyme and playful spirit as Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?, a conscientious mouse tries to locate the owner of a single unclaimed shoe.
In this $12.99 picture book, Mouseand#8217;s friends have a brilliantly simple idea on how to cheer him up. Jed Henryand#8217;s sweet illustrations swing readers up and down alongside Mouse, and with his verse, to arrive at the charming conclusion. Perfect for anyone and#8211; young or old and#8211; who needs a pick-me-up, this emotive picture book is sure to warm hearts.
Mouse feels lower than low. His forest friends, including Badger, Hedgehog, Rabbit, and Mole all knock themselves out trying to cheer up the little guy, to no avail. In the end, all Mouse really needs is a hug! Jed Henryand#8217;s wonderful illustrations, in watercolor pastels and colored pencils, beautifully complement the spare text. Readers will love seeing all the exuberant animal antics in trees, ponds, and even underground tunnels as they try to distract their gloomy friend. A charming antidote for the blues.
About the Author
EVE BUNTING has writtenandnbsp;over two hundredandnbsp;books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.