Wednesday, May 2, 2018

City Mouse, Country Mouse by Maggie Rudy - OPTIONAL

Rudy, Maggie  City Mouse, Country Mouse.  PICTURE BOOK.  Henry Holt and Company, 2017. $17. 9781627796163  

Tansy is a country mouse who loves living among the flowers and butterflies and working in her garden.  One day she meets a mouse named Will from the city and they become fast friends.  They go on adventures and play, but eventually Will has to go back home to the city.  Tansy visits him there but much prefers the country.  Because they are such good friends they miss being with each other and eventually decide to live in a place in the middle that isn’t too city or too country.  

This is a cute book about compromise and friendship.  The illustrations are photographs of staged mice among gardens and little houses.  I like the story but the illustrations, as creative as they are, aren’t very appealing.  

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.   

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