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Title:
Mice are nice
ISBN:
9780679989295

9780679889298

9780679953012

9780679853015

9780329193492

9780758762016
Publication:
New York : Random House, [1999]
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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Summary:
Simple rhyming text extolls the virtues of mice as the perfect pet.
Reading Level:
"Preschool-grade 1"--Cover.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.2 0.5 4999.
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J LEVEL 2 - GHIGNA
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Ghigna
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EARLY GHIGNA
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Summary

Summary

Mice are gentle. Mice are sweet. Mice have tiny hands And feet. These are just three of the reasons why mice are nice. It is indisputable that mice make the best pets of all. The other pets in Babette's pet store will drop feathers everywhere, growl, hide inside their shells, chew your favorite socks, and maybe even make you sneeze! So it's clear that mice are the only pet you will ever need! With its rhyming text and romping animal fun, kids will eagerly tackle this Step into Reading® Step 1 book by award-winning author Charles Ghigna will be grabbed up by kids everywhere.


Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

A mouse tries to convince a pet store customer that mice make the best pets: Boas squeeze. / Lizards shed. / Rabbits hide / beneath the bed. The illustrations are greeting-card sweet but contain humorous details--the jaunty narrator plugs his nose near a litter box--and the large typeface and short, rhyming sentences make the light story appropriate for beginning readers. From HORN BOOK Spring 2000, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 1. In a very simple rhyming story in the Step into Reading series, a mouse tells a small girl in a pet store why mice make the best pets compared with all the other popular animals: Boas squeeze and lizards shed, but "Mice are gentle. / Mice are sweet. / Mice have tiny hands / and feet." The colorful pictures show that all the other pets do very well for themselves, even when the mouse tries to insult them. The girl grins as the puppies lick her face, but in the end the mouse fits just nicely in her pocket. With its perky voice and cuddly subject, this will appeal to first readers, as will the clear, colorful paperback design. --Hazel Rochman