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Mouse's First Spring by Lauren Thompson

Mouse's First Spring (2005)

by Lauren Thompson

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Genre: fantasy
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This would be a good book for k-2. There are a lot of adjectives and verbs that might be knew words to younger children, so I think it's a good book to see examples of how to describe things. Every page repeats the same line, and the mouse just comes across a new animal. It isn't very exciting, but younger kids might like the predictability and the rhythm of the book.
  sophiadale | Jul 23, 2016 |
This is a book about a young mouse who is finally being allowed to see what the world is like outside of their home. She and her Momma go on an adventure in the world and Mouse learns about a lot of new animals that she has never seen before. She is very happy to be spending time with her Momma in the new environment that she is in. These illustrations are very cute and fun to look at. Students will be attached to the pictures pretty quickly due to all of the creatures that are found throughout the story-line. When Mouse and Momma encounter these new animals, Mouse become very happy and the pictures really show the joy that is brought to her life. Something to bring up about this book is the words that are used, they are simple sentences, but the words kind of seem made up on a few pages. A couple examples of these words or phrases would be, “hidey insidey” or “flittery”, these are a little distracting to the reader, but may be able to grab the attention of the children listening (Thompson, p. 8 & 3). Something to take away from this book is what spring can mean for animals, and which animals are out during the springtime more so than any other time. Some children may not know what kind of animals, or insects, come out in the spring so this is a great way to teach that lesson about animals. ( )
  rharrington30 | Sep 15, 2015 |
Mouse and Momma go for a walk and find many different signs of Spring. Nice, simple introduction to Spring for the very young. ( )
1 vote DiamondDog | Mar 29, 2013 |
Extremely cute picture book that reinforces the love a mother has for a child and the role of a mother in teaching children about life as Momma and baby mouse scamper through their day looking at flowers, birds, frogs, snails, and more. Finally, the day closes with Momma giving a kiss to baby and reassuring love forever.

The illustrations in this little book are so happy and enthusiastic that I imagine a young reader will look at this book many times. ( )
1 vote tlwood | Apr 7, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689858388, Hardcover)

One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play.

The wind blows in something

feathery and plump --

a bird,

and something

wiggly and pink --

a worm,

and something

green, who hops and leaps --

a frog.

But before it's time to go back inside, Mouse finds something that's

soft and new with petals...

the prettiest flower he's ever seen!

Could it mean spring is finally here?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:02:12 -0400)

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A mouse and its mother experience the delights of nature on a windy spring day.

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