Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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It is a blustery spring day, and Mouse and Mole are very excited. They are going to go bird watching! They are planning to make bird books! Mouse and Mole pack paper and crayons and hurry outside. It turns out, birds are not so easy to watch. Splashing in puddles scare them away. Stepping on crunchy leaves does too.

Mole rubs his snout. Mouse twirls her tail. Together, they come up with a plan to get closer to the birds. A plan that includes ...

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Overview

It is a blustery spring day, and Mouse and Mole are very excited. They are going to go bird watching! They are planning to make bird books! Mouse and Mole pack paper and crayons and hurry outside. It turns out, birds are not so easy to watch. Splashing in puddles scare them away. Stepping on crunchy leaves does too.

Mole rubs his snout. Mouse twirls her tail. Together, they come up with a plan to get closer to the birds. A plan that includes glue and feathers . . .

Join Mouse and Mole on another high-flying adventure in which teamwork, brainstorming, and good ideas always make for a fun day out!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
This is the fourth book about best friends Mouse and Mole.. This time they are attempting to sketch birds but they encounter several problems. When they are all set to draw a bird, he flies away. They find a cardinal, a goldfinch, and a blue jay, but they all fly away at the slightest noise. Mouse has an idea, so the next day they cut up some clothes, put glue on the clothes they are wearing, and roll in the pieces of cloth. Now that they think they look like birds, they decide that they need to build a nest. After many cooperative attempts, they finally sit in the nest and are able to sketch the birds without having them fly away. The story provides lots of examples of how Mouse and Mole help and appreciate each other by exchanging compliments and high fives. The references to the types of birds and their sounds add educational value to the text. The last chapter shows how Mole has strengths as an artist and how Mouse is good at writing poetry. A very cooperative conclusion to the story happens when Mouse and Mole put a book together and call it "Fine Feathered Friends." Small illustrations on each page fit the story well. Reviewer: Vicki Foote
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Mouse and Mole, who are reminiscent of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad, share an interest in birds. It's spring, when the birds come back, so they set out with their binoculars, sketch pad, and crayons to find them. When they attempt to draw them, the startled creatures fly away, and the plot builds to a hilarious climax when the two friends improvise a plan to attract them. Simple text and italicized words as Mouse and Mole identify the birds and mimic their songs are closely supported by small, colorful illustrations. The sunlit, warm days of the season are suggested by the light pastel, water-based gouache illustrations of the cartoonlike characters and setting details that are lightly outlined by lithograph pencil. This adventure incorporates themes of cooperation, teamwork, and achieving a common goal through combined creativity and talents. The themes and inherent lessons will resonate with primary-grade students, who will flock to this easy reader. Younger children will enjoy listening to the story.—Monica Fleche, Union Public Library, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606153355
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2011
  • Series: Mouse and Mole Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Wong Herbert Yee lives in Michigan, where he writes and illustrates books for children including the Mouse and Mole series and the Fireman Small series. For a complete list of books by Wong Herbert Yee, visit www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com. For more information about Wong, visit his Web site at http://hometown.aol.com/wongherbertyee/

Wong Herbert Yee lives in Michigan, where he writes and illustrates books for children including the Mouse and Mole series and the Fireman Small series. For a complete list of books by Wong Herbert Yee, visit www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com. For more information about Wong, visit his Web site at http://hometown.aol.com/wongherbertyee/

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