Previn, Stacey Aberdeen: The Best Adventure is finding your way home Viking (Penguin), 2016. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK
A little mouse follows a balloon and ends up on a long adventure away. He didn’t mean for any part of the journey to happen, but his small actions guide the course of his journey further from his worried mother. He will have to be brave, because night time is falling and he is far from home.
There is a sweet and simple book featuring bright yet harmonious water color illustrations. I think that parents will understand the lesson of this story, that your actions are your fault and you do worry your parents, but I think that lesson will be completely lost on young readers –though they will still enjoy the journey.
PRE-K – OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.