Perfect Picture Book Friday – Mice Skating

Hiya, Folks!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

If you’re like me, it’s not really over yet.  Thanksgiving is always a multiple day affair here on Blueberry Hill, so I’m afraid I’m not really going to be hanging around the blog today.

But I knew some of you dedicated picture book lovers would have perfect picture books to post, and some of you parents dedicated picture book readers need the weekly list of fabulosity to keep the kiddos entertained on the long drive home from Grandma’s to enrich your weekend literary experience 🙂

And I have such a lovely one to share!  Have a look!

Mice Skating

Title: Mice Skating

Written By: Annie Silvestro

Illustrated By: Teagan White

Sterling Children’s Books,  October 2, 2017, fiction

Suitable For Ages: 3-8

Themes/Topics: being yourself, seasons (winter), friendship

Opening: “During the cold winter months, most field mice take cover. . .
. . . tunneling deep underground, burrowing into farmhouse walls, nesting in hollow logs. But not Lucy.

Brief Synopsis: Lucy is different from the other mice.  She loves winter!  But it would be much more fun if her friends would come out and join her.  Can she find a way to get them to come try something new?

Links To Resources: make-a-mouse craft (using wooden ice cream “spoon”); mouse crafts and activities for children; winter outdoor games for kids

Why I Like This Book:  This is a lovely, cozy, sweet story of a little mouse who is different from her peers and not afraid to be an individual.  She is comfortable doing her own thing.  But she also values her friends, doesn’t want them to miss out on fun, and knows her own experience would be enhanced by having friends to share it with.  Her bold spirit, ingenuity, and warm-hearted friendship come through beautifully.  The art is warm and cozy and comforting – the perfect pictures to curl up with on a snowy day 🙂

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

PPBF folks, please add your titles and post-specific links (and any other info you feel like filling out 🙂 ) to the form below so we can all come see what fabulous picture books you’ve chosen to share this week!

Oh, and by the way, if the people in charge around here manage to tear themselves away from the pie long enough to attend to their job, the Holiday Contest Guidelines will be posted sometime in the next 24 hours or so, so keep a weather eye out! 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 🙂


11 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Mice Skating

  1. Patricia Tilton says:

    What a sweet book! A great share for the winter months. So many of us don’t like mice, but melt when we see them as characters in picture books. I also like anything with ice skating in it!

  2. Sue Heavenrich says:

    Mice Skating! love it! gotta find me a copy…. My blogs are in a pie-coma, but I’ve got a few PPBF posts to catch up on.

  3. Diane Tulloch says:

    Loved your pick this week Susanna. So cute and so right for the coming season up your way.. Would be believe we are expecting a heatwave sometime this week. Oh my gosh! Unheard of in November, but I am loving the blue skies, flowers coming out in bloom. Just gorgeous.

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