Friday, January 21, 2011

Little Mouse Gets Ready

Review by Johnny Boo, age 5

Little Mouse Gets Ready
Author/illustrator: Jeff Smith
Publisher: Toon Books (September 2009)

Little Mouse Gets Ready is about a mouse who talks. He put on clothes and his mother said, "What are you doing? Mice don't wear clothes!" I liked this book because it's bookyish. My favorite part is when he takes off his clothes and goes running to the barn. I would recommend this book to silly kids who like mice.

Editor's note: Little Mouse Gets Ready is one of 11 beginning graphic novels put out by Toon Books that are aimed at the preschool and early elementary crowd. This is one of the easier ones (the other Level 1 books are Jack and the Box and Silly Lilly), and although Johnny Boo can read the Level 2 and Level 3 Toon books all on his own, he still loves the little mouse's story, and also enjoys taking turns with me reading the mommy part and the kid part.

To find out more, go to the Little Mouse Gets Ready page at Toon Books, and be sure to check out the Professor Garfield Toon Book Reader, which includes all 11 Toon books, and the Cartoon Maker, which helps your child create his or her own cartoon using Toon Book characters.

And to add to our "bookyish" adventure, we made a felt "Little Mouse," complete with clothes (underwear over pants is funny to 5-year-old boys, for some reason), for our flannel board:

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Brimful Curiosities said...

How neat that there is a mommy and a kid part in the story. Lovely way to read to each other.

MaryAnne said...

Aren't flannel boards/felt boards fun? Your mouse is cute =)

RedTedArt said...

Of COURSE underwear over pants is funny.... ;-)

Very cute that you have made your own flannel board!!

Thanks for linking up! I appreciate your visits!


Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I've never seen graphic novels for the younger crowd--very neat! Thanks so much for linking up to RAT! :-) I'll add your link to the list ASAP.

Trina said...

A felt board! When we were story time yesterday, I was admiring the felt board and Little C's reaction to it. We so need a felt board! Great idea!

MotherReader said...

I really like those Toon Books. Too many beginning reader books don't have enough visual interest to make them fun. The Toon Books are enjoyable.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Graphic novels put out by Toon Books look great. I will have to look for them. Flannel board activites are such fun. You can do them over and over.

Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I will Stumble this post.

Ginny Marie said...

I haven't heard of Toon Books before...I'll have to find them for my girls! Those mice are so cute!

Tracey M. said...

I love the felt craft you made to go with the book. Fun!

Cathy James said...

Great review Johnny, thanks for sharing it with us at the Play Academy.

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Thanks again for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday! My son is just beginning to be enticed by graphic novels - thanks for the timely suggestion!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Was able to review 2 new books from the Toon series - thanks for introducing us!