Monday, September 12, 2011

Little Mouse & the Big Cupcake by Thomas Taylor

Little Mouse can't believe his luck when he finds a scrumptious looking cupcake. There's only one problem. The cupcake is so big that he can't carry it back to his house. Friends drop by in an attempt to help and taste the delicious cupcake. Soon the cupcake is small enough for Little Mouse to carry.

What I thought: A charming book. The story reminds me a little of Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming in that baked goods disappear piece by piece. The illustrations are lovely. Soft colors and such good use of white space. My favorite is mole and the cupcake. I think this book would pair well with Bonny Becker's Bear and Mouse books.

Story Time Themes: Friendship, Mice, Cupcakes

(Illus. Jill Barton. Boxer, 2010)

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