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Mice Make Trouble

Mice Make Trouble

by Becky Bloom, Pascal Biet

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Left alone in his room with his sister's colored pencils, Henry soon discovers the magic his imagination can bring, as his drawings (which he does on his bedroom wall) come to life. He drawa a car, a hedgehog, and six "not-quite-right" mice. Before he knows it, he has a room full of creatures and the accompanying mess that they make. He has to discover what will undo this chaos. It is a delightful story, with its colorful, bright illustrations that really make the book; one that celebrates creativity and the many adventures it can bring. 1999, Orchard Books, Ages 5 to 7, $16.99 and $15.95. Reviewer: Sheree Van Vreede
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-A whimsical story that is reminiscent of Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon (HarperCollins, 1955). Henry gets more than a scolding for coloring on the walls with his sister's box of magic colored pencils because everything he draws with them comes to life. He makes six attempts to create the perfect mouse and, becoming frustrated, decides to sketch a hedgehog instead. The misshapen mice follow the hedgehog off the wall and into Henry's bedroom. The real trouble begins when his creations discover the magic pencils and start drawing whatever they fancy. Henry then comes up with the perfect solution to restore peace and order to his bedroom-he draws a teacher. Cartoonlike watercolors outlined in black successfully depict the little boy's surprise, panic, and relief as well as the animals' rowdy and then subdued behavior. Biet occasionally extends his illustrations into the white margins of the pages, creating an interesting and effective layout. This delightful book is sure to generate a few chuckles.-Christine Lindsey, Lake Superior Primary School, Ashland, WI Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

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Scholastic, Inc.
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8.91(w) x 11.55(h) x 0.32(d)
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4 - 7 Years

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