Ludvicek, Zebo. Mouse. Putnam, 2017. ISBN 978-1-101-99636-2. $16.99. 40 Pages. Ages 3-5. P8Q9
Letter M sees that Mouse has a bright red cherry, which looks very yummy, so asks for a bite. Mouse, after some persuading, agrees to share his cherry with the Letter M. Because M ate the whole cherry M invites Mouse to take bites of him. In doing so Mouse creates new letters. M speaks predominantly with words starting with the letter it is at the time. In the beginning M words, Munch, Marvelous, Myself, and Wow, when he’s upside down. Once his form changes, his words change. Nibble and Nod when it’s an N and so on.
A beautiful book created by digital mixed media with bold graphics on a white or pale blue background. The mouse on the cover is adorable and is what drew me to the book.
Verdict: Good story for pre-school children about making mistakes and making up for them while learning some interesting ways to change a letter into new letter.
May 2018 review by Terri Lippert.