This delightfully sweet storybook follows a duo of harvest mice as they explore the countryside. A unique mouse-eye view shows creatures in their natural habitats as the two meet a quiet rabbit, get a peek in an energetic sparrow’s nest, and make an amphibious acquaintance near the river. Exploring is tiring, but at the end of the day there is a cozy, warm nest to crawl back into, and the two mice dream of what nature will bring tomorrow. This title features twelve beautifully drawn animals to discover as Baker’s award-winning illustrations put fascinating creatures like badgers, ducks, and squirrels at your fingertips.
First published in 1990, this captivating story is a celebration of the value and irreplaceable beauty of nature, but it doesn’t end there! This revised edition of Two Tiny Mice includes descriptions of all the animals illustrated, so kids can learn about the wildlife right outside their door. A classic book back in print, Two Tiny Mice will nurture curiosity and a lasting respect for the outdoors.
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When two field mice take a peek at the vast world around them, they discover a whole host of interesting creatures. Baker's unusual ``mouse's eye view'' of nature provides an extraordinary wealth of detail. Flowers, berries, leaves and grasses fill his pages, providing a decorative frame for animals including a frog, a weasel, a squirrel and a fox. There is a pleasing continuity as the mice scamper forward in search of new sights, and children will relish finding the whimsical rodents on the bottom of each page. Baker's exquisite illustrations cannot fail to captivate, although they seem a bit static, as if the subjects are posing for photographs rather than going about their daily endeavors. Similarly, the simple text is soothing, and youngsters will enjoy the repetition of phrases as they identify each new creature, despite such uninspired descriptions as ``the shy little sparrow,'' ``a sly old fox,'' ``a croaking frog'' and ``a quacking duck.'' Best to let the pictures, and young imaginations, speak for themselves. Ages 2-6.