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25 February 2011

Library Mouse (Read to Me Picture Book Challenge)

This was a super cute picture book that I read aloud to 3rd grade groups during inclusion time (thanks to Mrs. R for choosing such a great book!).

Here is the synopsis off Goodreads
A small creature offers his big voice for aspiring authors everywhere

Every child can be a writer—and Library Mouse shows them how!

Beloved children’s books author and illustrator Daniel Kirk wonderfully brings to life the story of Sam, a library mouse. Sam’s home was in a little hole in the wall in the children’s reference books section, and he thought that life was very good indeed. For Sam loved to read. He read picture books and chapter books, biographies and poetry, and ghost stories and mysteries. Sam read so much that finally one day he decided to write books himself!

Sam shared his books with other library visitors by placing them on a bookshelf at night. Until there came the time that people wanted to meet this talented author. Whatever was Sam to do?

The joy of reading, writing, and sharing is brought to life in this warmhearted tale.

While we read this book, we were able to make predictions and inferences, and we also talked about point of view.  

I really liked reading this book to the group.  The kids liked the story and the pictures, and I think it was a great way of starting a writing lesson, and telling kids that anybody can be an author.

I give this book a 5 out of 5 and would definitely use this in my classroom.

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