I'll Be Your Friend, Smudge!

I'll Be Your Friend, Smudge!

by Miriam Moss, Lynne Chapman
     
 
Happy birthday, Smudge--or is it? She's just moved to a new house in a new neighborhood where she knows no one. Who will come to her party? Even the beautiful box of paints from Stripe and a special breakfast don't cheer Smudge up. Then Stripe suggests they celebrate by building a tree house, and the little mouse discovers that it takes only a moment to make a

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Happy birthday, Smudge--or is it? She's just moved to a new house in a new neighborhood where she knows no one. Who will come to her party? Even the beautiful box of paints from Stripe and a special breakfast don't cheer Smudge up. Then Stripe suggests they celebrate by building a tree house, and the little mouse discovers that it takes only a moment to make a friend.or two or three or four!

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Two books that address universal problems of childhood. After a little mouse and her loving, fatherlike friend, Stripe, move to a new home, Smudge laments that she has no friends to invite to her birthday party. Hare finds her crying and immediately befriends her and introduces her to others. The story ends happily as the new playmates gather for a birthday tea, prepared by Stripe. In Grumpy Day, Smudge awakens on a rainy morning and everything seems to be going wrong. Irritable and grouchy, she leaves home promising never to return. But later in the day, when she meets her friends and the sun shines, her dark mood gradually lifts. Stripe welcomes her back for supper and all is well. Colorful illustrations depict anthropomorphic animals clothed in sweaters, overalls, or playsuits. Children will love Smudge with all of her foibles and will find security in the ever-patient Stripe. These titles are pleasant additions to picture-book collections, with one quibble. The back-cover flaps hide the last pages of text. Luckily, if one discards the book jacket, the actual cover has the same bright picture displayed.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862332072
Publisher:
David & Charles Childrens Books
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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