Sunday, February 19, 2017

Alice & Clara's Pick of the Week: Mouse and Mole

While looking for Valentine's Day books at the library, I stumbled upon a new series featuring a pair of friends, Mouse and Mole.  The Mouse and Mole series is written by Wong Herbert Yee (I noticed that there is another Mouse and Mole series written by Joyce Dunbar that also has a television show associated with it - perhaps we should check that one out next!).  Mouse and Mole books are simple chapter books - along the lines of Frog and Toad, or Little Bear - though there is just one narrative that runs through the entire book, instead of several different stories.

The first one we read was Mouse and Mole Secret Valentine about Mouse and Mole making Valentine's for their friends, and special Valentine's for their secret Valentines.  From there we went on to the following:

        • Mouse and Mole Fine Feathered Friends
          • Mouse and Mole a Winter Wonderland
          • A Brand New Day with Mouse and Mole
          • Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole
There are a couple more in the series that we have requested from the library and are eager to read.  All of the books are very sweet with the two friends doing consistent acts of kindness toward each other and their friends.  And all the illustrations of the animals are very cute.  My 4-year-olds are simply in love with Mouse and Mole!