Goes on Vacation

Goes on Vacation

by Brigitte Weninger, Stephanie Roehe
     
 
Miko, Mimiki, and their Mom are off to the beach for a vacation. It�s hisfirst trip, full of new sights and surprises. But the beach is full of strangers, and Miko doesn�t want to leave little Mimiki all alone when he goes in the water. Then he meets Pia on a nearby blanket, who also has a little friend for Mimiki. Now they can all play together, and Miko and Pia can

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Miko, Mimiki, and their Mom are off to the beach for a vacation. It�s hisfirst trip, full of new sights and surprises. But the beach is full of strangers, and Miko doesn�t want to leave little Mimiki all alone when he goes in the water. Then he meets Pia on a nearby blanket, who also has a little friend for Mimiki. Now they can all play together, and Miko and Pia can have fun swimming. As this adorable book shows, nothing makes a trip better than making new friends!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"An outspoken mouse toddler makes a lively debut in a pair of books about his everyday adventures," said PW about Mom, Wake Up and Play ! and No Bath! No Way! The whiskered hero's next two adventures (with padded toddler-friendly covers) also explore universal themes: Miko Wants a Dog and Miko Goes on Vacation, both by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Stephanie Roehe. In the first, luckily for Miko's mom, their next-door neighbor gets a pup and lets Miko play with him; the mouse heads to the beach in the second title, but doesn't want to leave cuddly Mimiki behind for a swim-until a friendly fellow mouse agrees to "baby-sit." Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Perhaps it is because this book was first published in German and then translated into English that it seems to lack that poetic picture book quality. Miko the mouse and his mother go to the beach. Miko refuses to leave his small friend Mimiki (a stuffed toy) alone while he goes into the water. Miko and his mother argue. Then Miko happens to notice a young girl mouse with a similar toy playing nearby. He asks her to watch Mimiki, and she agrees. Problem solved. Miko says, "But the best thing about going on vacation is making new friends!" Lesson learned. The illustrations are sweet and colorful, but the storyline and dialogue are too obvious and wooden to be engaging. Nevertheless, the very simple language would probably be helpful to young children learning to read on their own. 2006, Penguin Young Readers Group, Ages 5 to 9.
—Ginjer L. Clarke
School Library Journal
PreS-K-In this sweet and slightly implausible story, a young mouse deals with the thrills and concerns of his first trip to the beach. Although he is excited to see the ocean and wants to go swimming with his mother, he fears that someone will take his doll, Mimiki, if it is left unsupervised. He introduces himself to Mia, who is at the beach with her father, and asks her to watch his precious possession. When he and his mother return to shore, the two young mice build sand castles together. Although Miko's concern is age-appropriate, his solution is unrealistically mature. Still, adults preparing young children for travel will appreciate the message, "the best thing about going on vacation is making new friends!" The gentle watercolor illustrations capture the warmth of the mother's reassurance and the characters' charm. An additional purchase for larger collections.-Piper L. Nyman, formerly at Fairfield Civic Center Library, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698400177
Publisher:
Minedition
Publication date:
04/06/2006
Series:
Miko Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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