Thursday, June 30, 2016
FABULOUS FINISH: The Mouse Who Reached the Sky
The Mouse Who Reached the Sky
By Petr Horáček
Candlewick Press, 2015. Picture Book.
When Little Mouse sees something red and shiny hanging from a tree he thinks he has found a marble to play with. After unsuccessfully trying to get it down by himself, he realizes that he needs help from his friend Mole. Mole is unsuccessful in helping Little Mouse get it down but clarifies that the object is in fact a balloon. The two friends decide to enlist the help of the taller Rabbit. Rabbit informs them that it is not a marble or a balloon but a ball that they can play with. When the three stand on one another to reach the object they all take a tumble and quickly learn what the object really is.
The Mouse Who Reached the Sky is a cute picture book with a fun story and simple illustrations. A few peek-through holes and a fold out page add some variety to the picture book. Younger children will enjoy this story read to them.