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Motor Mouse
Contributor(s): Rylant, Cynthia (Author), Howard, Arthur (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1481491261     ISBN-13: 9781481491266
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2019

Annotation: Follows a busy mouse as he drives a delivery car, enjoys Cake Day with friends, goes for a cab ride around town, and shares popcorn with his brother at the movies.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2018016839
Lexile Measure: 520(Not Available)
Series: Motor Mouse Books
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 8.8" W x 11.1" (1.30 lbs) 64 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 503318
Reading Level: 3.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Rylant, Cynthia: - Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.Howard, Arthur: - Arthur Howard is the illustrator of Goatilocks and the Three Bears by Erica S. Perl, Noodle & Lou by Liz Garton Scanlon, the Mr. Putter and Tabby series and Gooseberry Park books by Cynthia Rylant, and his own picture books. He has also coauthored and illustrated many books of humor for adults and appeared for seven seasons in the PBS math-oriented production Square One Television. He lives in New York City.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2019 February #1)

Given the title, readers may expect to meet a mouse who's crazy about cars and always zooming about. But while Motor Mouse does have a little red car and drives it "here and there, making deliveries," neither car nor service are central to the book's three emotionally rich short stories. In the first, a hedgehog helps Motor Mouse and his cake-enthusiast friend Telly get out of their comfort zone and try pie on what is usually their shared end-of-the-work- week celebration, Cake Friday. In the third, he negotiates an ongoing sibling battle over hogging movie popcorn. And in the middle and most profound story, Motor Mouse hires a cab—he wants to be the passenger, for once—who takes him to his old school, where he discovers that nostalgia isn't all it's cracked up to be. As ever, the team behind the Mr. Putter & Tabby series delights: Howard's bright, boldly outlined cartooning keeps the mood buoyant, and Rylant offers knowing, laugh-out-loud-funny narration. But what readers ultimately come away with is deep satisfaction of having spent time with a rodent who is competent, caring, and at home in the world. Ages up to 8. (Apr.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2019 April)

K-Gr 3—Rylant continues to create worlds of intriguing characters and fun adventures in this first title of her new series. This book contains three separate tales, each following the star character Motor Mouse and some of his friends. In the first, Motor Mouse and his friend Terry learn to try new things when the cake shop closes on Cake Friday. The second entry has Motor Mouse take a taxi to see old sights and make some new friends. In the third story, Motor Mouse and his brother Valentino must figure out how to share a large bucket of popcorn at the movies without hogging all the delicious treat. The plots are simple to follow and well paced for younger readers, the characters are enjoyable, and the life lessons are brilliantly simplified and understandable. The illustrations help to establish the personalities and the world of Motor Mouse through their lovable cartoon style. They also help to show the plot of each story, which is great for beginning readers who are still learning to read. The vocabulary is also simple and easy to understand. VERDICT This enticing series starter for early readers teaches flexibility, friendship, and compromise.–Margaret Kennelly, iSchool at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.
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