Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mouse and Mole: A Perfect Halloween by Wong Herbert Yee-ADVISABLE

Yee, Wong Herbert.  Geisel, Theodor Seuss.  Mouse and Mole:  A Perfect Halloween, 48 pgs.  Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011.  $14.99. Inside cover: “Mouse likes Halloween.  In fact, with only a few days to go before the big day, Mouse has a lot to do.  There are decorations to hang and pumpkins to carve-especially for the big pumpkin-carving contest!  Mole does not like Halloween nearly as much.  It is scary.  It is creepy.  Thankfully a pumpkin-carving contest is not too scary.  But the contest is just the beginning of Mouse and Mole’s Halloween adventures.  Even the trip home could be a spooky one.  Mole is just not having a happy Halloween. What’s Mouse to do when her best friend has turned into a big Scaredy-Mole? All it takes is a little creativity (and Mouse has a lot of that) and a bedtime story to have the perfect Halloween.”   I thought this was a great book. The story is fun and exciting.   I like how the characters changed at the end of the story. The illustrations are bright and colorful. It would be a great Halloween story.  EL (K-3). ADVISABLE.  Student Reviewed:  JL- age 9.

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