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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (edition 1984)

by Don Wood

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Title:The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
Authors:Don Wood
Info:Child's Play (1984), Paperback, 32 pages
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The Little Mouse, the Red, Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood

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This book always brings out the giggles. It combines the pictures with varied figurative language and really opens the door for the reader to use their imagination and past knowledge. ( )
  Erin_Holte | Apr 26, 2016 |
I liked this book for two reasons. First, the language is descriptive and uses a variety of figurative language. For example, the author writes, "BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! the Bear will tromp through the forest on his big, hungry feet, and SNIFF! SNIFF! SNIFF! find the strawberry. . ." (p. 5). With this onomatopoeia being used, the audience can imagine how loud the sounds are and can imagine the bear storming in to find the strawberry. The use of figurative language creates a more descriptive writing and allows the audience to have a deeper understanding of what is happening in the story. Along with this, the illustrations enhance the story. At the beginning of the story, the author asks the mouse, "Hello, little Mouse. What are you doing? Oh, I see. Are you going to pick that red, ripe strawberry?" (p. 1-3). With the author asking these questions, the illustrations are essential to make predictions of what the mouse is saying as a response to these questions. The illustrations are crucial to understanding the story and act as an integral part in the story. With these detailed illustrations, the audience can see that the mouse has a ladder and is planning to pick the strawberry, which would not be known without the illustration. Therefore, the illustrations enhance the story and contribute to the story as a whole. Overall, the big idea of this story is to share with your friends. ( )
  kaylafrey | Mar 14, 2016 |
The author and illustrator create a light, entertaining book for children that utilizes many human emotions. The mouse expresses multiple emotions that students feel everyday in certain situations. I liked this book for three reasons. The first is the way the author wrote the book because it is quit unusual. This is because it is written as if the audience is talking to the mouse, which makes the book more interactive than others. For example, the book starts off with “Hello, little Mouse. What are you doing?” The book continues to have this sort of direction and language until the end. It keeps the story very entertaining. Another reason I enjoyed this book is because the illustrations accurately depict emotions. For example, the audience tells the mouse that “the big hungry bear can get it no matter where its hiding.” As the audience does this the illustrator drew the mouse’s faces to have such fear on it, that the emotion is easy to see. Throughout the story we see this mouse’s emotions change from happy, to scared, to pleased, to mad, and lastly, to satisfied. These clear, drawn emotions can help students learn the elements of a story. I myself used it to teach problem and solution because the students could see how the mouse’s emotions changed (through the pictures). Lastly, I liked this book because it used repetitive language. For example, every few pages the line, “the red, ripe, strawberry” was constantly repeated. For the purposes of this book I do not think the line was repeated for importance, but rather to engage the audience even more. For young readers after a few pages they can catch on to the line and read aloud with their teacher if it appears. I think this helps encourage students to read more, because they are not bored and have more confidence in themselves.
  jhunt6 | Mar 8, 2016 |
This is a fun, engaging book to enjoy with young children. The reader and listener will both enjoy "talking" through the story as the author draws them in.
Curricular Connections:
*Post modernism writing
*Books by same author, Don and Audrey Wood have written many terrific books for children
  JulieBFEL | Jan 30, 2016 |
It has a lot of repetitive phrases and just a fun book for a read aloud. ( )
  tlj033 | Dec 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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