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The Proverbial Mouse by Moira Miller
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The Proverbial Mouse

by Moira Miller

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This book was OK. Nothing really special about it. It is beautifully illustrated and really meant for an adult to read it to a child, as opposed to a child reading it on their own. The concept of being "Proverbial" will get lost on the child. The mouse is hungry and looking for things to eat. He is in a toy shop. He mistakes some small yellow balls that children play with for eggs as an example. So, toys come alive and give the mouse some proverbial words of wisdom like, "Don't count your chickens before they hatch".

I feel that stuff like this would need to be explained to a child. They won't get it. That is why although I think the book is cute, the child reading it on his or her own is going to miss a lot.

The print is also rather small for the young reader to digest, plus...there are no chapters. Which can overwhelm a child. ( )
  DVerdecia | Jan 29, 2016 |
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During his nightly quests for food in a toy shop, a hungry mouse learns a number of proverbs from the toys and eventually devises one himself for the cat that tries to catch him.

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