Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review of Carlo the Mouse Book 1 by Mrs. D. Illustrated by Chanoa

  

Blurb:

Carlos, a little mouse, has just been born inside a hospital’s walls. 
Clever, curious, and very impatient, Carlo the mouse dreams of the 
world outside the hospital. His parents teach him how to follow 
the rules and how to survive on his own.


My review:

This is the first in a series of books about Carlos. Carlos is a very mischievous little mouse who has an ravenous taste for good food. So much so that he knows what the cook of the hospital is cooking just by a sniff. He longs to get out and explore life outside his little home from the basement and meet the chef.

However, his parents begin to warn him of the dangers of living in such a place and the rules that he must obey to explore on his own and maybe even outside of the hospital.
This becomes almost too much for little Carlos as day after day he must listen to the rules from his Momma and Poppa. 
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In a nutshell, this is the entire book. I thought that maybe the "rules" could have been shortened and maybe send Carlos on his way to begin the exploration.The ending leaves the reader hanging just as Carlos has finally been given permission to leave his home and go explore.

As cute as this book is, I would thing that would frustrate a young reader. I felt like there should be a little more meat to this first book  Although the pictures in the book are done well and do add to the story this is by far not a picture book but rather a book for the beginning readers.

I like the book but cannot give it past three stars.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest review. The review here is 100% my own and may differ with yours.

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