Cute picture book about mouse and mole two animals that are different but still best friends. I want more of mouse and mole stories.
This is an adorable book with lots of great illustrations strewn throughout. The storyline is great and is wonderful for kids who are good at reading chapter books.
I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. An adorable picture book about Mouse and Mole who live together and all that goes into planning a party. It's actually quite adorable.
This book contains three short stories of the antics of Mouse and Mole. They have a daffodil, learn about cutting their whiskers, and spend some time least expecting things.
The book consists of three short stories about Mouse and Mole. The stories reminded me of Frog and Toad, which are timeless. A great early chapter book!
Mouse and Mole Have a Party is another in the series that is somewhat similar to (but not quite as perfect as) Frog and Toad. The stories aren't that interesting, but the illustrations are cute and do have those "cottage core" vibes that I've really been seeking out recently. I'd just recommend sticking with Frog and Toad.
Note: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated in any other fashion for the review and the opinions reflected below are entirely my own. Special thanks to the publisher and author for providing the copy.
This book reminded me of favourite stories from my childhood, frog and toad and the wind in the willows. I’m sure other gen x or elder millennial parents or teachers would feel the same when sharing this story with their kids. It is beautifully illustrated and the story is cute and heartwarming , would make a great addition to any childrens book collection.
The story was broken up into three chapters; Daffodils, Whiskers, and least Expected. Each short chapters was filled stories and lesson in kindness and acceptance. The main characters were Mouse and Mole and were best friends that shared a home.
The friends discovered a beautiful yellow daffodil in the garden. The friends had different ideas on how to best enjoy the flower. The conclusion was nothing short of magical.
Mole accidentally trimmed one of his whiskers to short and now his whiskers were mismatched. Mole sought advice from his friends,. Those friends tried to be helpful by suggesting that whiskers/bristles were nice.
"Bristles today, whiskers tomorrow."
"Happy Birthday Mole"
The important portion of children's literature are the illustration. This book contains many beautiful images that on their tell the story and teaches many valuable lessons.
Thank you Joyce Dunbar, James Mayhew, Star Bright Books, and NetGalley for the privilege of reading and sharing this book.
I had not previously enjoyed the Mouse and Mole series, and I am so very glad that I had the opportunity to discover it through Netgalley and Star Bright Books.
The characters of Mouse and Mole bring me back to the days when I was a young reader, and it brings such a wonderful sense of nostalgia for me. Joyce Dunbar has created such wonderful characters that would be right at home with the classics such as Frog and Toad, and even Winnie the Pooh.
And I cannot forget to mention how much I enjoyed James Mayhew’s illustration style. The entire color palette brought to mind a sense of calm coziness, and I absolutely loved it.
I found the language in this book a bit unrealistic and stilted for younger readers. The illustrations are lovely and engaging and for me was the best part.
Mouse and Mole are two best friends who enjoy living life together.
The book is composed of three charming tales that are perfect for grades 2 and 3. There is quite a lot of text on each page which I'm sure that age group can handle no problem.
The illustrations are vintage style and reminiscent of those found in Beatrix Potter books which I love. They are full of amazing detail, have a warm inviting colour pallet and lots of humour. Kids will love each new antic that Mole creates: like picking the first Spring daffodil or mismanaging the trimmig of his lopsided whiskers. Oh my... whatever has he done? Thank goodness his friend Mouse is always there to support and encourage him as things never go as planned.
The themes running throughout the book are: friendship, imagination, and fun surprises. This would be a delightful bedtime...or anytime story and a great addition to a classroom and school library. I highly recommend it.
Mouse and Mole are housemates who share some sweet and simple adventures . . . like the quandary over what to do with the first daffodil of spring.
Should they leave it outdoors, or bring it inside for easier admiring?
I can't say enough about James Mayhew's delightful illustrations. They lend an old-fashioned appeal to the stories, and his characters seemed plucked from The Wind in the Willows.
I absolutely LOVED this one, and can't wait to read more about this darling pair.
This book is just magical. I'm trying to avoid comparing it to The Wind in the Willows, but it's impossible. They both have the same peaceful, innocent, adventurous feeling to them. They leave you with a calm, all's right in the world feeling.
This is borderline a chapter book. There are only 21 pages with picitures, but there are A LOT of words on each page. It is a cute story, but I think young readers may need support with it.
Thanks to netgalley for providing the arc for this review!
Another entry in the long-running Mouse and Mole series, another couple of mismatched friends, yet it still continues to enchant. Children and adults will enjoy the beautiful illustrations and in Mole's tendency to overcorrect when trying to fix something.
A great addition to a wonderful series.
If your kids are fans of Arnold Lobel's Frog & Toad then they'll become fast fans of Mouse and Mole, too! Mole often finds himself in tricky and uncertain situations. Thankfully, he has his patient and reliable friend Mouse to guide him whether he's figuring out how to handle the first daffodil of the season, trimming his whiskers to just the right length, or navigating the unexpected. My four kids (ages 1, 3, 5, and 7) and I enjoyed the engaging stories full of friendship and humor and beautifully illustrated images. Thank you, NetGalley, for the ARC. We are big fans of Mouse and Mole and hope to join them on future endeavors!
This book tells the story of friends, Mouse and Mole who are preparing for a party. It is divided into three sections or chapters, The first two chapters don't seem super related to the party theme, but they introduce the secondary characters, such as Rabbit and Hedgehog. The illustrations are in an older "classic" style and could see parents or grandparents enjoying sharing a story with their little ones that reminds them of their childhood books. There is quite a bit of text on a page, so again, it seems like it is written for shared reading experiences with younger children. I would recommend this book to parents of children in the age 3-7 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
Such a good early chapter book. Reminds me of Frog and Toad. Love the illustrations. The story itself is great. I like the multiple stories in one book. I think this will be a contender to becoming a classic book.
Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for a chance to read and review this adorable children's book! Very lovely and likable characters along with a funny story!
~ Mouse & Mole are charming & fun ~
Three short, charming tales, perfect for 2-3 graders. Mouse and Mole are really adorable friends who have rather unpredictable escapades.
The illustrations feel reminiscent of Beatrix Potter with a retro color palette and a rough sketch look.
The stories have interesting perspectives that are fun to share with your young reader- what would YOU do if you were Mole? how would YOU handle this if YOU were mouse?
This is really a fun book to share with young readers.