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Together at Christmas

by Eileen Spinelli

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A counting story for Christmas. The mice want to find a dry place to pass the night and they do so one by one. However, they want to spend the holiday together even more. They come together and find a place they share for the holiday. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
A counting and rhyming book tells the story of ten mice huddled together on a cold, winter night. After each mouse finds individual shelter, they decide that a hollow log big enough for all of them is cozier for Christmas. This is a sweet tale and an adorably illustrated book. The message of the story does not get lost in the educational counting feature. Although the story rhymes, the verses vary in length, and the rhymes are not restrictive or forced. Bin Lee’s soft-colored illustrations are richly detailed. For example, the mice have light dustings of snow on their fur, and the snow has a gentle radiance, as though the moonlight is shining on it. The illustrations have a snug, homey feel, just right for bedtime. It is such an enjoyable book for the winter season. It touches on the theme of Christmas, but it would not be considered a religiously themed book. Highly recommended for public and school libraries and home, preschool, and day care book shelves.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0807580104, Hardcover)

It's Christmas Eve, and a family of ten mice shivers in the snow. One by one, each mouse finds a place to stay warm, only to discover that they'd rather huddle together on this holiday night. With gently rhyming text and charming illustrations, this picture book is a wonderful readaloud at Christmastime.

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Ten little mice, huddled together in Christmas snow, go off one by one to find warm places to sleep, but soon decide they would rather be together celebrating the special night.

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