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Travis and the Better Mousetrap

Travis and the Better Mousetrap

by Deborah Dennard

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Children's Literature - Leslie Verzi Julian
Is it Travis' imagination, or are Holiday Animals popping out of his Better Mousetrap? What started out to be a project to eliminate one mouse results in a crowd of celebrities only his mother could scare away. Humorous illustrations, the element of surprise, and the recognition of some Holiday favorites should ignite a few giggles in the young audience.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-When Travis's Aunt Millie spots a mouse in their house, the little boy sets out to build a "better mousetrap" and succeeds beyond his wildest dreams-he traps a mouse almost as large as himself, as well as the Easter Bunny, the Groundhog, the Thanksgiving Turkey, and one of Santa's reindeer, all of whom refuse to leave. Meanwhile, the small mouse, the original object of all this activity, remains free, cavorting merrily around Travis's room and maintaining a lively interest in the proceedings. In desperation, the boy calls his aunt, but before she comes upstairs, everyone miraculously disappears back into the machine, including the tiny rodent who started it all. This is a mildly amusing story with mildly amusing watercolor illustrations. The idea is good, but slight. However, the exasperating creatures are endearing and the entire production is one that will probably appeal to children.Judith Constantinides, East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 10.59(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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