A little white mouse explores the library in "The Library Mouse" by Stephanie Lisa Tara. Children will find this book charming and informative. The Library Mouse will have children begging to visit their local library and explore the many books that are housed there.
About The Author
Stephanie Lisa Tara believes that children's verse has the power to
inspire a deep love of language and learning. Words tripping off the tongue in
somersaults, rhymes that stick to your thoughts like taffy--that's the essence
of her award-winning books.
Ms. Tara is the author of five children's picture books.
After The Library Closes
"Even when you are little, you can imagine big"....that is how this story begins. A little white mouse hears the key locking the library door after it closes for the day. The mouse and his friends explore the contents of many different kinds of library books and imagine that they are characters in the stories.
The story is written in a delightful rhyming prose that children will love. Each rhyme is written in five short sentences that include a wealth of book/library vocabulary words.
Alex Walton has done an amazing job illustrating this story. The pages alternate between simple line drawings and full-page elaborate color illustrations. The color illustrations show a white mouse in a purple suit becoming part of the library book that he is exploring. Children will be enchanted by the details in the color illustrations.
When I was working as an elementary school librarian, I was always looking for books that encouraged children to visit the library. This is one of those books!
This book is an excellent resource for promoting the library to young children.
I really like the way the author incorporated many library/book vocabulary words in her rhymes. This book is a wonderful introduction to words like "page", "rhyme", "poems", "sentence", "glossy", "fable", "paragraph", "verse", "prose" and "images".
The color illustrations are outstanding. Children will be able to see much more in this story as they look at the pictures and use their imaginations.
This book was published as a print book in 2006 and released as a Kindle book in February, 2011. I read this book on my Kindle 3 (black and white illustrations) and on the Kindle for PC Application (color illustrations). I think the formatting for the Kindle is very good and children will enjoy reading the book on the small screens of a Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc.
I think this is a wonderful selection for teachers and librarians to share with their entire class by using the Kindle for PC Application and a projector.
This book is an excellent selection for reading aloud or independent reading. I highly recommend this book for children, teachers, librarians and parents.
My Rating: 5 Stars Out Of 5
FYI ~ I ordered this ebook from Amazon.Com when it was offered as a free digital download. Please check the price before ordering.
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