Morning, friends! I'm so sorry that it's been so quiet around here lately. We've been super busy with school and the start of all of our fall activities; but I have still been creating and promise to have a few new projects posted over the next couple of weeks. Until then, I've got this month's For the Love of Books pick for you all; and with so many children beginning a new school year, I couldn't help but chose one with a school theme. As I was going back over the favorites that I have already shared here, I couldn't believe that I never came across the famous and beloved mouse from the New York Times #1 best-seller If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. He's one of my all-time favorite characters and the star of today's pick, which was written for children ages four to eight and beautifully illustrated with crisp images and vibrant colors.
If You Take a Mouse to School, written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, tells the story of a day in the life of a precocious, little mouse, attending school with a young boy. It begins with him packing a lunchbox, complete with a snack and pencils, and proceeds through all the trouble he creates for the boy, while he's occupying himself with board work, science experiments, and story writing. He busily builds himself a house of blocks, filled with clay furniture, and finds plenty of time to play, at the end of the day, while he's waiting for the bus. But "when he stops to catch his breath, he'll want to eat his snack. So he'll ask you for your lunchbox. And chances are, if he asks you for your lunchbox, you'll have to take him back to school."
I couldn't help but leave you there with a taste of this book's playful, cause and effect pattern. Thanks so much for reading! May your transitions back to school be smooth and effortless; and may all your precious, little AND big ones have their best school years yet. Hugs!