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Bravo, Livingstone Mouse!
Edwards, Pamela Duncan.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
An explorer mouse discovers adventure in the Wild Wood.
Reading Level:
AD 340 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 45427.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 2 Quiz: 25344 Guided reading level: K.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Cuter than Christopher Columbus, Livingstone Mouse is the same intrepid explorer who won readers' hearts in his search for China. Now he and his Insect Band save the day when the creatures of the Wild Wood prepare for a dance performance. Illustrations.

Author Notes

Pamela Duncan Edwards was born in England. She became a school librarian when she moved to the United States with her husband and children. She eventually started writing children's books. Her works include Livingstone Mouse; Roar! A Noisy Counting Book; The Worrywarts; Clara Caterpillar; Wake-Up Kisses; Dear Tooth Fairy; McGillycuddy Could!; and The Neat Line.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Livingstone sets off to explore the Wild Wood where various creatures are unsuccessfully preparing for a dance recital. The foxes are practicing their fox trot, but end up trouncing on each other's paws. The snakes are doing their own version of "The Twist," getting more tangled and frustrated by the minute. And the centipede is trying to do a clog dance, but keeps tripping over his boots. Livingstone assesses the situation and comes to the conclusion that their "rhythm is off." Not surprisingly, the would-be performers don't appreciate the little rodent's suggestions. Then, along with some insects that have been watching the rehearsals, he forms "Livingstone Mouse and His Insect Band," which hums and clicks and buzzes tunes that the animals can actually dance to, and the evening is a great success. The story, however, is rather predictable. From the first rejection that Livingstone receives, readers know that he will save the day. The appealing watercolor-and-acrylic illustrations depict a pudgy hero and myriad other creatures. While the drawings help to carry the rather weak plot, the book is still a supplemental purchase.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.