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Title:
The mouse who ate the moon
Author:
Horáček, Petr, author, illustrator.
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.

©2014
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
"Little Mouse loves to look up at the moon every night. But one night, when a piece of the moon falls from the sky, she can't resist taking a little nibble. And another. Soon the moon is no longer round. What will happen to it now? Children will be eager to turn the pages and peek through the holes in an amusing tale of temptation featuring Petr Horácek's bold, vibrant illustrations. Little Mouse finds the moon so beautiful that she longs to have a piece of it all to herself. What happens when her wish comes true?
General Note:
"A peep-through story book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780763670597
Format :
Book

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Little Mouse finds the moon so beautiful that she longs to have a piece of it all to herself. What happens when her wish comes true?

Little Mouse loves to look up at the moon every night. But one night, when a piece of the moon falls from the sky, she can't resist taking a little nibble. And another. Soon the moon is no longer round. What will happen to it now? Children will be eager to turn the pages and peek through the holes in an amusing tale of temptation featuring Petr Hor#65533;cek's bold, vibrant illustrations.


Author Notes

Petr Hor#65533;cek grew up in Prague, where he trained at the Academy of Fine Arts before becoming a graphic designer, illustrator, and painter. Inspired by his two daughters, he has created numerous books for children, including Animal Opposites , One Spotted Giraffe , Silly Suzy Goose , and Strawberries Are Red . He lives in England.


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Booklist Review

Horácek's Mouse is the latest picture-book protagonist who would like to gobble on a bit of tasty-looking moon. At first she wishes just to have her own piece. When she finds in the morning that her wish has been granted, she discovers that the moon smells delicious. Just a tiny nibble soon becomes half a devoured moon-slice. Distraught at what she has done, Mouse confides in friends Rabbit and Mole, who assure her that no one can eat the moon. Readers, who will have been chuckling along at Mouse's misunderstanding of her lunar meal, will be satisfied with the congenial ending. Horácek's mixed-media illustrations are delightful and cozy: Mouse wears striped socks, mittens, and a tail-warmer; and the forest is cool blues and greens, which take on a snug shine when the moon comes out. Horácek enhances the illustrations with cutaway pages for peek-a-boo moments within the story when Mouse gazes lovingly at the moon from within her hole, the reader can, too. A yummy tale just right for bedtime sharing.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Little Mouse loves looking at the moon from her hole in the ground and wishes she could have a piece. It seems the moon, framed in a round window, has lost its bottom crescent. No wonder she thinks that the yellow banana she finds the next morning is her piece of moon. She nibbles the sweet-smelling fruit and is stricken by the thought that the moon can never be round again. Rabbit and Mole say that no one can eat the moon, but she keeps telling them she did. When it gets dark, her friends take Little Mouse to the top of a hill. Looking at the starry sky, she sees the moon as round and whole as ever. She and her friends finish eating the rest of her moon treat. The bold acrylic, pencil, and crayon illustrations feature clever peek-through cut-outs, with characters carefully positioned on dense blue and green landscapes. The pages, with sculptured corners, lead readers deeper into the story. The multidimensional artwork is a visual treat, and the gentle story is told with simplicity and wry humor. Whether the moon is made of cheese or bananas, "really nobody can eat [it]."- Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.