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Love, Mouserella by David Ezra Stein

Mouserella misses her grandmouse, so she writes her a letter. At first she can’t think of anything to say, but once she starts, the news begins to flow – she found a cat whisker at the zoo, she taught her ladybug to fetch, she made shadow puppets with Dadmouse during a blackout – and just like that, the events of the past few days come to vivid life in her letter, as does her love for Grandmouse.

Children will enjoy reading the story from top to bottom, like a real letter, and Mouserella’s funny drawings and lively adventures will spark their imaginations and just might inspire them to start a correspondence of their own.

David Ezra Stein is a favorite of ours. His book Interrupting Chicken (our review here) won not only the Cybils Picture Book Award for 2010, but also a 2011 Caldecott Honor and the Golden Kite Award. This most recent book is another favorite and actually reminds me a bit of the book from my youth, The Jolly Postman by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. David Ezra Stein knows children and this is yet another example of his brilliance. Take a look at his site for fun things like free artwork!

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3 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – Love, Mouserella by David Ezra Stein

  1. I was just staring at this one longingly the other day at Walmart.

  2. Maria says:

    So cute! I’ll be looking for this one :)

  3. PragmaticMom says:

    Looks wonderful. We have been enjoying Interrupting Chicken and look forward to this one as well!

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