This mouse doesn’t want to stay in the house . . . even if it’s cold outside! For most field mice, winter means burrowing down and snuggling in. But not for Lucy! She loves snow crunching under her paws and wearing a fluffy wool hat. And most of all, Lucy loves to skate, and she’s just ACHING to show off her new skill with her friends. After all, a winter wonderland is twice as nice when you have friends to enjoy it with. But the other mice just don’t understand—and after a disastrous indoor snowball fight, it looks as if they never will. Can Lucy find a way to make the other mice come out and “mice skate” too? With intricately detailed illustrations as cozy as a fireplace in December (and a cup of cocoa, too), this funny punny warmhearted love song to winter—and to one brave, bold, and generous mouse—will have kids bundling up for some cold-weather fun of their own.
About the Author
Annie Silvestro is the author of Bunny’s Book Club (Doubleday), which Kirkus called “a sweet salute to reading.” When not writing, Annie works as a consultant in her family’s finance business and serves on the board for Seas It, a cancer charity that promotes recovery through recreation. She is passionate about children’s literature and is currently a Volunteer Coordinator for the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She resides in Rumson, NJ, with her husband and two boys, who also love to read, and a cat who does not. Learn more about her at anniesilvestro.com. Teagan White is a freelance illustrator specializing in intricate drawings of flora and fauna, playful watercolors of animal characters, and illustrated typography. Her clients have included Target, Papyrus, American Greetings, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Disney Hyperion, Nike, Honda, Ford, Wired Magazine, and the Washington Post, with projects ranging from advertising and editorial to children's books, greeting cards, and textiles. Originally from Chicago, Teagan now lives and works in MN, where she received a BFA in illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2012. Learn more about her at teaganwhite.com.
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Mice Skating based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Lucy is no ordinary mouse. Unlike most mice, Lucy loves everything about winter, especially ice skating. Her friends just don’t understand! Lucy is convinced her friends would like winter too, if they would just try. So, she attempts all sorts of things until she finally comes up with a way to include them in the fun. Annie Silvestro’s sweet friendship story is beautifully written with a lyrical voice and even a few cheese puns for a touch of humor. Teagan White’s adorable, watercolor illustrations create a whole little world that lets the reader in on a mouse’s point of view. This book will surely convince you to love winter just like Lucy does.
Lucy is the only mouse who enjoys being outside in winter. She loves the frosty air and wearing her fluffy wool hat. But most of all, she loves mice skating. Determined to show her friends how much fun winter can be, Lucy tries bringing the snow to them. When that doesn't work, she fashions fluffy hats for each of them, to keep their heads and hearts warm. This is a delightful story, perfect for fans of winter, snow, and ice skating. Teagan White's gorgeous illustrations complement the text perfectly. This is sure to be a bedtime favorite, especially at this time of year.
A beautiful winter story. The individuality of Lucy, a field mouse who loves winter, is so appealing as she frolics and explores in the snow, as a brave, bold adventurer. However, Lucy can't convince her friends, Mona, Millie, or Marcello, to join her. They would rather remain by the fire with warm drinks and cheese. So, she attempts to bring the joy of winter indoors, unsuccessfully. When Lucy shares hats and skates with her friends, they "teetered ...They wobbled. They fell. But with practice, "they discovered winter could actually be "goud-a." Yep, Marcello (and I suspect Annie) loves his cheese puns! Teagan White sprinkles visual treasures throughout. The natural tone images, set against cream pages, are so beautiful and layered readers will find something new with each read. The final image is a real treasure, wrapping together winter, friendship, and Spring.