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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