Mouse is Small by Mary Murphy


   Mouse is Small by Mary Murphy, Candlewick Press, 9780763690595, 2017

Format: Board book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? This is a flip-flap book that shows animals getting progressively bigger. Mouse is small, and Tortoise is big. It continues on until Elephant is the biggest of all. The last page has a tiny hole cut out that shows a spider. Even though the elephant is the biggest, the spider causes the greatest impact. It is a surprise ending that kids will love. It’s a visually pleasing book as the pages get progressively bigger and are all different colors.

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

To whom would you recommend this book? This is perfect for toddlers and children learning about language dealing with comparisons.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries, day care centers

Where would you shelve it? Picture 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, DC.

Date of review: August 4, 2017

 

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