Our book of the week is...
"If You Take a Mouse to School"
by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
What happens if you take a mouse to school with you? Well, if you take THIS mouse to school with you, then you’re off to quite the adventure. You just may end up getting involved in more than you anticipated, all because you decided to take your friend to “his” first day of school with you. “If You Take a Mouse to School” is a classic children’s book series that your children are bound to love. Here’s why we added this and a few others in the series to our home collection…
Author Laura Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond did an excellent job at making Mouse’s first day of school be so much fun! Little does the reader (or the little boy in the book) know that Mouse is off to a great start of wanting and possibly getting more than just a trip to school. Both Numeroff and Bond take us on continuous adventures of following Mouse & Friend around town.
What makes these adventures so interesting is the simplicity of the story, filled with straight-to-the-point wording, just right for younger readers. The story immediately engages the reader with easy-to-follow plot twists and rising action, all beautifully re-emphasized with perfect illustrations. We immediately remember school days, being in traditional classrooms and playgrounds. There’s comfort in familiarity with a sweet story overtone. This is a great collectible, classic series. Be sure to collect them all!
If you’d like to add a few to your collection, check out the links below. Enjoy! :)
Book of the Week (BOW)
Contributors of the ArtEase! family thoroughly enjoy reading, story time, story telling, creating children's stories, and illustrating stories, especially children's books. There's a boundless world of great reads that we continue to explore, one book at a time.