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The Little Mouse, the Red, Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

by Audrey Wood, Don Wood

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Voice, who is talking, the narrator is not visible, good for narration
  rebgamble | Sep 17, 2015 |
In my opinion this is a great book for small children. The author and illustrator use vivid imagery as well as engaging writing to establish this delightful children’s story. The author’s images enhance the writing by adding a detailed account of the characters, which the text can’t do because of the easy and short nature it must be for small children. I especially like the picture that is on the pages that contains the words “or how it is disguised”. On this page, the illustrator draws a typical nose and glasses disguise mask on both the little mouse and on the strawberry. This image is wonderful because of the great detail, but also because it tremendously enhances the story because of the few words. In addition to the wonderful pictures, the author also uses engaging writing. I think this is most evident in “BOOM BOOM BOOM! The Bear will tromp through the forest on his big hungry feet, and SNIFF SNIFF SNIFF find the strawberry.” I think the author is very clever in his choice of not showing a picture of the bear, and only uses vivid imagery to describe the bear. I think this is a cleaver, yet simple way to engage the young readers, allowing them to explore their imagination. Despite the charming story, I feel as if the story lacks a “big message”. Instead I think the author’s focus is on developing the reader’s imagination through the vivid imagery of the bear. ( )
  eyork1 | Sep 14, 2015 |
It is a great book that can be used for a book in the bag lesson. It contains repetitive sayings which the children could say as the teacher is reading. ( )
  tlj033 | Sep 9, 2015 |
Little Mouse has found a delicious strawberry in the woods. But before Little Mouse can even pick it, someone else (the narrator) convinces him that there is someone searching for that strawberry - a big hungry bear. In an attempt to stay safe from the bear, the mouse is convinced to cut the strawberry in half and share it with the narrator so the big hungry bear will never find it.

Characters: Little Mouse, Narrator
Setting: Woods
Theme: Collaboration (working together)

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deception; sharing; and collaboration.
  kimberlyfox | Sep 8, 2015 |
When the little mouse finds a ripe, red strawberry, the narrator asks how he will keep it safe from the big, hungry bear. The mouse's efforts won't solve the problem, but the narrator suggests splitting it in two and eating it together. The illustrations are so beautiful and soft. The mouse's expression in each picture is hilarious and incredibly emotive. Ugh, I just love this book so much! ( )
  liannecollins | Sep 7, 2015 |
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First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big, Hungry Bear, even if it means sharing it with the reader. The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world. Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear...How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry.

Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/1/2001Pages: 32

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Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself.

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