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By Mouse and Frog

By Mouse and Frog

Spring 2015 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Deborah Freedman
ISBN: 978-0670784905
Hardcover Price: $16.95
Review:

A gentle Mouse wakes up planning to write a story. He doesn't write the words, he just draws a pencil outline of a table set for tea. Whoops … his exuberant friend Frog leaps into the picture and takes over the story, spilling the tea and bringing kings and dragons and refreshments into the picture. When Mouse has finally had enough he yells "Stop!" After telling Frog to erase his characters, Mouse tells the story in his own gentle way. But Mouse is astute, and realizes that working together will create the best story.

Playful references to other picture books will amuse readers. This book introduces delightful characters, a rich, unique sense of humor and a lovely tale of collaboration and compromise.

Kemie Nix   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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