Mice are gentle.
Mice are sweet.
Mice have tiny hands
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.
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Charles Ghigna is a poet, children's author, and nationally syndicated feature writer who helps promote the love of children's literature by speaking at schools, colleges, conferences, and libraries. He is the author of more than 30 books of poetry for children and adults. Charles lives in Homewood, Alabama, with his wife, Debra, and their son, Chip.
Jon Goodell has filled many children's books with his beautiful and cheerful illustrations, including Zigazak!; Mother, Mother, I Want Another; and Andiamo, Weasel! He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.
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
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Book Description Random House Books for Young R, 1999. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110679989293