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Miss Mouse's day
Ormerod, Jan.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Miss Mouse's day includes getting dressed, having breakfast, drawing, having a picnic lunch, gardening, and other activities before she gets a goodnight kiss and a cuddle.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 0.9 0.5 46094.

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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
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Hi! I'm Miss Mouse!

My day with my best friend is soooo exciting! We draw with crayons and play with blocks, and after we dress up in fancy clothes, she paints beautiful pictures of me. Outside we run and jump and laugh and play in the mud. Everything we do is fun!

In this warm and brightly illustrated story from Jane Ormerod, Miss Mouse -- a stuffed doll -- invites you to spend a magical day with her and her toddler friend.

Author Notes

Jan Ormerod was born in Australia on September 23, 1946. She attended art school and studied drawing, painting and sculpture. After completing her degree, she become an Associate of the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Design in Art Education, taught in secondary schools on enrichment programs for talented students, and lectured in a teacher's college and in art schools. Her first picture book, Sunshine, was published in 1981, won the Mother Goose Award, and was voted Australian Picture Book of the Year. She wrote and illustrated more than 50 books in her lifetime including Miss Mouse's Day, Lizzie Nonsense, Rhymes around the Day, Father Christmas and the Donkey, Ben Goes Swimming, Emily Dances, A Twist in the Tail, and Ponko and the South Pole. She also illustrated Sky Dancer by Jack Bushnell. She died after a long illness on January 23, 2013 at the age of 67.

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Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-5. A toddler's day is charmingly portrayed from the perspective of her best friend--a doll, Miss Mouse. Morning starts with a cuddle and story, but quiet beginnings give way to a lots of activity as Miss Mouse and her toddler paint, play dress-up, eat lunch, build sand houses, and garden. By day's end, both need a bath and are ready for a goodnight story, a kiss, and a cuddle (little listeners will want a cuddle, too). The illustrations, in panels of varying sizes, brim with pattern, detail, and bright splashes of color. They capture youthful energy and activities children will relate to as Miss Mouse's simple, first-person narrative ("Push, pull, dig. A house!") describes events as they happen and connects vocabulary with activities, objects, and movements. Ormerod delightfully and realistically illustrates the challenges of energetic toddlerhood, at the same time depicting the joy of sharing those ups and downs--both literal and figurative--with a most beloved best friend. Delightful to look at and wonderful for sharing. --Shelle Rosenfeld

Publisher's Weekly Review

Ormerod's (Who's Whose) buoyant, paneled pictures propel this storybook about a mouse doll and her girl owner who start the morning with a cuddle in bed. The minimal text narrated by Miss Mouse offers a breezy commentary on the day's activities. Diverting visual details abound as the girl and her mouse eat breakfast, draw pictures, don dress-up clothes, eat lunch al fresco, play a variety of games outdoors and finally prepare for bed. Ormerod's spontaneous narrative is composed largely of brief phrases and comical asides. For example, a trio of images of the childDwith Miss Mouse riding on her shouldersDrunning, slipping and falling in mud accompany the pleasingly onomatopoeic words, "Whee! Oops. SPLAT!" The text also provides deadpan contrast to the artwork as when, in a series of panels, Miss Mouse becomes separated from the girl on the slide and ends up nose first on the ground: "I'm a very fine slider.../ mostly." Ample picture clues and simple vocabulary make this a solid choice for children just beginning to sound out words. They'll be quite content to spend the day with the amiable Miss Mouse and her sidekick. Ages 2-up. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-"My day by me, Miss Mouse-" begins this endearing series of vignettes that show the play-by-play adventures of a day in the life of a favorite stuffed toy and her toddler. Bright pastel-colored panels show the two friends as they arise, get dressed, eat breakfast, wash, and begin their day. Together they draw, play dress-up, and enjoy sliding and building outside until they tumble into the mud. Poor Miss Mouse is left behind when her little friend is dragged off to the tub. But bedtime is not right without Miss Mouse, and with dad's help she is rescued, washed up, and made ready for stories and a kiss good night. The vibrant illustrations perfectly illustrate each scene. Most pages are made up of two or more panel illustrations reflecting the specific activity, making this a good choice for one-on-one or small-group reading. A charming glimpse into the world of a much-loved toy and her child.-Piper L. Nyman, Fairfield/Suisun Community Library, Fairfield, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.