Mayday Mouse – by Seb Braun

71arcrxill   Mayday Mouse – by Seb Braun, Child’s Play International, 9781846437595, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: (1-5 5 is a starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? It’s great to have a book about optimism in these times. Captain Mouse sets out in a little walnut-shell boat with a present for her brother. She faces all sorts of dangers at sea right down to getting washed up on an island with nothing but the mast from the boat, a flag and the present. When she is heard shouting “mayday, mayday” by a dragonfly and a frog, she is rescued and supplied with materials to continue her journey. It’s a book about perseverance, friendship and ingenuity. It’s also great that Captain Mouse is a girl!

Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about this book.

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? This book is recommended for children ages 3-8. It’s also a great book to be read in a kindergarten class for children to learn about problem solving and ingenuity.

Who should buy this book? all libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Nov. 14, 2016

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