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A timid little mouse discovers the thrill of sledding in the first snow of the winter.
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Emily Arnold McCully has illustrated more than a hundred books for children, including her own First Snow and Arnold Adoff's Black Is Brown Is Tan. She won the Caldecott Medal for her book Mirette On the High Wire.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1 From the moment children see the littlest mouse from Picnic (Harper, 1984) peering out her window into the cool, clean freshness of the snow to the last look at her sound asleep at the supper table, they will be entranced by the mouse family's activities in the first snow of the season. Loaded into the old red truck, the mice children set out for a day of wintering with their grandparents. After climbing, ice skating, making angels and a snowmouse, the young mice line up their sleds for the descent. Finally, only the littlest mouse, clad in her hot pink hat and muffler, is left at the top of the hill. Using alternating visual perspectives from the little mouse's view from the top of the hill to the beckoning grandparent's view from the bottom of the hill, the mouse's quandary is felt. Once the initial swoosh to the bottom is achieved, the pages burst with hot pink as the little mouse climbs and rides up and down the slopes. A wordless story filled with subtleties of mood and dynamics of action. An excellent book to share with children, and they will also appreciate the flow of the line, mood and action independently. Cathy Woodward, Lima Public Library, Ohio
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1985. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0060241292
Book Description HarperCollins, 1985. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0060241292