Title: Teensy Meensy Mice
Author: Donna Marie Merritt
Illustrator: Ed Heck
Publisher: MacLaren-Cochrane, September 4th, 2018
Themes: mice, mischief, rhyme
Meensy mice come out at night
to skip and danse around.
They’re sneaky little critters
who hardly make a sound.
Teensy meensy mice cause all kinds of mischief when you’re asleep!
Why I like this book:
This is a perfect picture book to read to your pre-school group or your toddler(s). All will relate to naughty nano mice with a penchant for toes, midnight snacks and tying up the cat told in a rollicking abab rhyming rhythm throughout, which spills off the tongue very naturally and will be a delight to teensy ears. The illustrations are bold, bright digital and these mice retain cheeky grins throughout. While this is mischief humor par excellence, the author also adds a couple of suspenseful lines, which will have the young listeners hopefully checking their beds and skirting boards before falling asleep with a smile on their faces.
Donna has a free downloadable mouse coloring page on her website.
This is a fantastic Pinterest board of mouse-themed ideas for preschoolers.
I might pair this with If You Give A Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff.
Don’t miss the interview I did this week with the illustrator, Ed Heck, where he speaks of using Matisse as inspiration for one of the spreads.
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