Tuesday, September 1, 2015
#Review: A Cat Named Mouse by Patti Tingen/Mary Erikson Washam #Kidsbooks
A Cat Named Mouse is an amusing tale of teasing and mixed-up names. With help from his quirky new friend Cheese, Mouse overcomes his nemesis, the nasty dog next door. Acceptance and friendship win out in the end!
This is a sweet little story about, well, a cat named Mouse! In fact, there are a few more animal characters with some odd names. That is the whole point of the book, for children to discover no matter who they are, or what their name might be, they are still special and have some to offer.
Even though this book is 32 pages long, it is mostly a picture book. I would have actually have liked to have seen some more story line. I thought this would be a great opportunity to address the issue of bullying and maybe what the "friends" did after they finally go over themselves. Is that in a second book perhaps? I did feel it ended abruptly.
The illustrations were very cute, large, and colorful. I enjoyed them and thought they were great for the book as a whole.
I look forward to some more children's books from this author. This was her first in this genre.
I cannot give the book 5 stars for the reason I think above but it still is a good enough book to receive the 4 stars I am giving it!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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