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Quiet as a mouse
Gibbs, Lynne.
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Columbus, OH : Gingham Dog Press, 2003.
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
After Molly, a shy mouse, finally lets her sisters persuade her to go to a party with them, she surprises herself by having a wonderful time.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 72448.
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Poor Molly is so shy that she blushes if another mouse so much as twitches his whiskers at her. When she is invited to a party, she will do anything to stay at home, even pretend to have chicken pox! With her sisters at her side, she agrees to attend and soon gets so caught up in the dancing and the games, that she becomes the life of the party. Growing Pains is a series of books designed to help young children understand the world around them. Each amusingly told story has a gentle moral lesson and aims to help children deal with new situations in a positive way. The stories are beautifully illustrated, with bold colors and brushstrokes, to charm adults and children alike. Books supplement character education curriculum and can be enjoyed at home or in a classroom setting.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The Growing Pains series debuts with a pair of paper-over-board titles by Lynne Gibbs, illus. by Melanie Mitchell: Ping Won't Share and Quiet as a Mouse. The first features a panda who selfishly hoards bamboo, only to have his friends move away in their search for food. The second title follows a shy mouse who tries to avoid a party, later surprising herself by having a wonderful time. Mitchell's illustrations more expressively portray the mouse family (the pandas seem stiff). (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-When three little panda bears find their supply of leafy bamboo branches running low, one of them discovers a nearby bamboo grove, so he does not join his friends when they decide to head for a distant mountain to search for food. But soon his new source runs out and he feels guilty and lonely as well as hungry. When the others finally return bringing bamboo to share, he confesses his selfishness and they forgive him. Cheery illustrations depict appealing, purple-and-cream-colored bears. This didactic story might be useful for lessons on sharing, but it is an additional purchase. In the second title, a shy little mouse dreads attending a party with her sisters. Once there, though, she gets caught up in the fun as she joins a group of dancing guests, forgetting all about her bashfulness. When she tells Mom how much fun she had, her siblings report that Molly was "the life of the party." The story is totally predictable, and the pink-suffused illustrations in acrylics are childlike but cutesy.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.