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Title:
The mother's day mice
ISBN:
9780899193878

9780899197029

9780899198958

9780833517579

9780758731746

9780812461596

9780544880337

9780590472708
Publication Information:
New York : Clarion Books, ©1986.
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 24 cm
Summary:
Three little mouse brothers go into the meadow to find a present for their mother but it is the littlest mouse that comes up with the most unusual gift of all.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader LG 3.0 0.5 36009.

Reading Counts K-2 4.1 2 L.
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E BUNTING
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+ PRESCHOOL - BUNTING
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J MOTHER'S DAY - BUNTING (PURPLE)
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E/K BUN
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PAPERBACK
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JP Bun
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BUNTING
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Summary

Summary

It's Mother's Day and the three mouse brothers, Biggest, Middle, and Little, have only a short time to get their presents.


Author Notes

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969.

That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times.

Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2 A story for Mother's Day, for spring, for any day. Three mouse brothers, clad in bright plaid shirts and lederhosen, leave their snug cottage, intent upon finding the perfect gifts for their mother. Their early morning search is filled with dangers: a snake hidden in the thick underbush, a fox running by. However, the mice are brave, and hand-in-tail, they traipse through brush and briars to find their presents. In the end, it is Little Mouse, returning empty-handed, who has the best surprise of all: a song. The perspective is from a mouse's vantage point: toadstools and ferns seem like trees; a ripe, juicy strawberry is so big that Middle Mouse can barely carry his gift in his two arms; a dandelion fluff ball towers over Biggest Mouse. Through deft, simple lines, Brett captures the brothers' fear, their enjoyment of the sights, smells and sounds of their world and finally, their sheer delight at finding just the right gifts for their appreciative mother. The finely honed details, the soft colors, the expressions of love and sharing make this a story that is as fresh and harmonious as Little Mouse's song. Trev Jones, ``School Library Journal'' (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

This third in a series of holiday books is a sweet story about the true meaning of Mother's Day, highlighted by Brett's lush pictures. Early in the morning, three young miceBiggest, Middle and Littleset off to find Mother's Day presents. Biggest has chosen a ``wish'' flower, Middle a strawberry and Little would like to bring home some honeysuckle. But Catstarkly portrayed from a mouse's point of viewstands in the way of the honeysuckle, and Little Mouse must head home without his present. On the way, he finds a new gift, one that can be shared by the whole family. While Bunting's story is simple and appealing, it is Brett's richly detailed illustrations that raise this book above the level of ordinary holiday fare. A treat not just for Mother's Day. (58) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Kirkus Review

A part of the Bunting/Brett holiday picture book series, the painless, if obvious, story of what three mice give their mother on her day. Biggest Little Mouse and his two brothers, Middle and Little, go on a hunt for presents. Biggest finds a fluffball; Middle, a strawberry. Little's plans, however, are ruined when a cat prevents him from gathering honeysuckles. Although his brothers offer to share their presents with him, Little comes up with his own solution: a Mother's Day song sung to the tune of ""Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."" Sharp dialogue distinguishes one mouse from the other and adds an edge to an otherwise saccharine plot. Brett's illustrations crowd frames with detail, some of it eccentric (mice dressed like Russian peasants?), most of it effective. In all, a warmly utilitarian holiday book Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.