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Fourth of July Mice!
     

Fourth of July Mice!

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by Bethany Roberts, Doug Cushman (Illustrator)
 

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“A light, rhymed romp through the holiday.”—Publishers Weekly

Hooray! It's the Fourth of July, and the parade is ready to start! The Holiday Mice lead the way to a day full of nonstop fun, including a picnic, a baseball game, a sack race, and a splashy-sploshy dip in the stream. The best part 

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“A light, rhymed romp through the holiday.”—Publishers Weekly

Hooray! It's the Fourth of July, and the parade is ready to start! The Holiday Mice lead the way to a day full of nonstop fun, including a picnic, a baseball game, a sack race, and a splashy-sploshy dip in the stream. The best part comes at the end of the day when fireworks go BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!  Level 1 beginners will delight in the wordplay, rhyme, and repetition. Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!  

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The mouse family is dressed in colonial American costumes for their parade and Fourth of July celebration. They enjoy a picnic lunch of cheese and sunflowers, play a game of baseball, run sack races and go swimming. Baby Mouse is afraid of the water but takes the plunge to save "Mr. Mouse," his stuffed animal who falls into the water. A delighted Baby Mouse discovers he can swim. That evening, they enjoy sparklers and fireworks. This new book in the holiday series about this joyous mouse family will be enjoyed by preschoolers. The text is simple enough for those beginning to read who are already familiar with the activities of this day. 2004, Clarion Books, Ages 3 to 6.
—Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-The same four little mice featured in other holiday books by this team are back to celebrate America's independence. The day is filled with traditional activities such as a parade, a picnic, baseball, swimming, waving sparklers, and watching fireworks. The rodents' enthusiasm and camaraderie are entertaining to follow and the rhyming text works well in the simple slice-of-life story. Clear, bright watercolors of the charming creatures fill the spreads and offer amusing details. A slight but pleasant tale about the rituals customarily observed in honoring an important day.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"...just about gushes red, white and blue...full of humorous details...A charming way to prepare for the holiday." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA

"a light, rhymed romp through the holiday with a parade, a picnic, a rousing game of baseball,and more" PUBLISHERSWEEKLY Publishers Weekly

"enthusiasm and camaraderie are entertaining...rhyming text works well in the simple slice-of-life story. Clear bright watercolors...offer amusing details" SLJ School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544226050
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Series:
Green Light Readers Level 1 Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
556,777
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
290L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author


Bethany Roberts has written several popular books for children, including seven  Holiday Mice books, Monster Manners, Cat Parade, and Waiting-for-Christmas Stories. She lives in Hamden, Connecticut. Visit her website at www.bethanyroberts.com
 

Doug Cushman is a veteran mystery writer for children and the illustrator of more than 100 picture books. Among his many popular books are the seven HOLIDAY MICE books, written by Bethany Roberts. He lives in Northern California and Paris.

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