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The Mother's Day Mice Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Bunting, Eve, Brett, Jan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0899197027     ISBN-13: 9780899197029
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: April 1988
Annotation: Brett's illustrations show the love between a mother and her sons as three mouse brothers search to find their mom the perfect gift. Full color.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Gifts; Fiction.
Mice; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Other, Non-religious
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 85013991
Lexile Measure: 480
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 8.75" W x 0.25" (0.30 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 36009
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q07918
Reading Level: 4.1   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
It's Mother's Day and the three mouse brothers, Biggest, Middle, and Little, have only a short time to get their presents.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall)
Three mouse siblings slip quietly out of the house early Mother's Day morning to find presents in the woods. After nearly being caught by a fox and an owl, they give Mother a dandelion and strawberry--and Little Mouse sings a song. Brett's illustrations, rendered in glowing, brilliant colors, are the perfect complement to the cozy, sentimental story. An affectionate tribute to the holiday. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1986 April #4)
This third in a series of holiday books is a sweet story about the true meaning of Mother's Day, highlighted by Brett's lush pictures. Early in the morning, three young miceBiggest, Middle and Littleset off to find Mother's Day presents. Biggest has chosen a ``wish'' flower, Middle a strawberry and Little would like to bring home some honeysuckle. But Catstarkly portrayed from a mouse's point of viewstands in the way of the honeysuckle, and Little Mouse must head home without his present. On the way, he finds a new gift, one that can be shared by the whole family. While Bunting's story is simple and appealing, it is Brett's richly detailed illustrations that raise this book above the level of ordinary holiday fare. A treat not just for Mother's Day. (58) Copyright 1986 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1986 March)
PreS-Gr 2 A story for Mother's Day, for spring, for any day. Three mouse brothers, clad in bright plaid shirts and lederhosen, leave their snug cottage, intent upon finding the perfect gifts for their mother. Their early morning search is filled with dangers: a snake hidden in the thick underbush, a fox running by. However, the mice are brave, and hand-in-tail, they traipse through brush and briars to find their presents. In the end, it is Little Mouse, returning empty-handed, who has the best surprise of all: a song. The perspective is from a mouse's vantage point: toadstools and ferns seem like trees; a ripe, juicy strawberry is so big that Middle Mouse can barely carry his gift in his two arms; a dandelion fluff ball towers over Biggest Mouse. Through deft, simple lines, Brett captures the brothers' fear, their enjoyment of the sights, smells and sounds of their world and finally, their sheer delight at finding just the right gifts for their appreciative mother. The finely honed details, the soft colors, the expressions of love and sharing make this a story that is as fresh and harmonious as Little Mouse's song. Trev Jones, ``School Library Journal'' Copyright 1986 Cahners Business Information.