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Mop's mountain adventure
Schaap, Martine.
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Publication Information:
Peru, IL : Cricket/McGraw-Hill, 2001.
Physical Description:
30 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Mop the sheepdog pretends to be a wild bear when twins Julie and Justin take an imaginary train trip to the Rocky Mountains. Includes related crafts and games.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 60182.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Little Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Twins Julie and Justin find another use for Dad's wheelbarrow after they finish unloading his grass clippings. The wheelbarrow becomes a freight train that takes them and their neighbor friends to the mountains for a camping adventure. Mop joins in the fun. Three activity pages follow, including a how-to- mountain craft, a recipe for trail mix, a mountain fishing game, and instructions for a Native-American game.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In two more adventures about Mop from Ladybug magazine, Mop's Mountain Adventure and Mop's Birthday Picnic by Martine Schaap, illus. by Alex de Wolf, Justin and Julie pretend to take a train to the Rockies and Mop becomes various wild creatures that they encounter; related crafts and games included. In the second title, birthday surprises are sprinkled throughout and picnic party ideas are included. ( May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-These titles feature a goofy shaggy dog and his human family, twins Julie and Justin and their parents, who appear regularly in Ladybug magazine. Both stories revolve around outdoor adventures. In the first, the children's birthday is celebrated with a ride on new bikes past a pond to a surprise picnic where Mop eats all the hot dogs. Fortunately, Mom has brought plenty of sandwiches and Dad pulls a cake from the cooler. In Adventure, the twins and two friends have a game of pretend whereby they arrive by train (wheelbarrow) to a cabin in the Rocky Mountains (blankets stretched over rope tied to trees with broomsticks as posts). Despite the threat of a bear (Mop), they enjoy climbing, fishing, and camping. When the bear causes their cabin to collapse, Mom saves the day with a picnic lunch. The enthusiasm contained within these books is infectious. While Birthday is a tad more focused, both titles contain a lot of good creative energy and the sense of a solid family foundation based on parental support and mutual respect. And then there's Mop, who lends these cheerful tales both a steady focal point and a note of unpredictability. The cartoonlike illustrations are reminiscent of James Stevenson's loose and energetic pen-and-ink work. Layered washes of color fill quick, defining outlines to create light, breezy scenes. The books conclude with a few suggested group crafts and games.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.