Fourth of July Mice!

Fourth of July Mice!

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by Bethany Roberts, Doug Cushman
     
 

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It's the most patriotic of all holidays-Independence Day! The Holiday Mice take part in all the activities that make the Fourth of July fun: a parade, a picnic, a baseball game and sack race, and a refreshing dip in the stream. Even Mr. Mouse, the littlest mouse's special toy, joins in the festivities. The best part of all comes at the end of the day: a… See more details below

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It's the most patriotic of all holidays-Independence Day! The Holiday Mice take part in all the activities that make the Fourth of July fun: a parade, a picnic, a baseball game and sack race, and a refreshing dip in the stream. Even Mr. Mouse, the littlest mouse's special toy, joins in the festivities. The best part of all comes at the end of the day: a spectacular fireworks show!
Packed with plenty of red, white, and blue and featuring the four Holiday Mice at their most adorable, this story about our nation's birthday will delight readers young and old alike.

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:
9780547533643
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/24/2004
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
797,834
File size:
76 MB
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Age Range:
Up to 4 Years

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