Little Bitty Mousie

Little Bitty Mousie

by Jim Aylesworth, Michael Hague
     
 

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What new surprise will Little Bitty Mousie find around the next corner?

While a family sleeps, Mousie scampers through the house one night. She sniffs around, wiggling her nose at all she sees from A through Z. After a bite of an apple, a taste of some butter, and a nibble on a carrot, Mousie's just begun to explore. The night is young, and there's still much

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Overview

What new surprise will Little Bitty Mousie find around the next corner?

While a family sleeps, Mousie scampers through the house one night. She sniffs around, wiggling her nose at all she sees from A through Z. After a bite of an apple, a taste of some butter, and a nibble on a carrot, Mousie's just begun to explore. The night is young, and there's still much more to discover!

Jim Aylesworth's rhythmic language and Michael Hague's intricate illustrations will lead readers on a delightful midnight adventure with a charmingly curious little mouse.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
This adorable alphabet adventure follows Little Bitty Mousie's nighttime escapade throughout the house. "Tip-tip tippy tippy/Went her little mousie/toes. Sniff-sniff sniffy sniffy/Went her little mousie nose," as she encounters various foods, among them, "carrot, which she didn't think was great" and other household objects until the sound of "Z-ing" leads her to a sleeping housecat that sends her skittering home. The alphabetical rhyming romp is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Mousie's explorations are amusing and childlike as she works her way from A to Z. Illustrator Hague more than lives up to his reputation; his pictures, drawn in ink and colored in Photoshop, are outstanding. Pictures that nearly jump off the page are the perfect accompaniment to Mousie's wonderful evening frolic. This book would be an excellent addition for all collections. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver
Kirkus Reviews
In this outstanding alphabet rhyme, a wee, purple-frocked mouse goes "Tip-tip tippy tippy" through a lovingly detailed house, going "Sniff-sniff sniffy sniffy" all the way along. For her, this is a mouthwatering adventure as she licks B's butter, gets I's icing in her white fur and nibbles O's orange peel. Not without mishaps, she discovers that P for pepper just causes sneezes. She also explores V for vacuum and R for roses and delights at tasting the clever sugar-coated X atop the hot cross buns. All is fun and games until Z brings the mousie a round a corner and a close encounter with a furry member of the family. Hague's illustrations shine with sumptuous vividness. The delicate plays of light and bright colors bring a visually arresting blend of realism and fancy as the reader sees the giant world from the mouse's point of view. Additionally, the lilting verse and sing-song refrain make this a treasure of the genre. (Picture book. 2-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802796370
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.17(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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