BOOK REVIEW – Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock

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Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School

Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School

  • Author: Simon Puttock
  • Illustrator: Ali Pye
  • Juvenile Fiction, Ages 3-7, Grades Preschool-2
  • Hardcover: 28 pp.
  • Publisher: Noisy Crow (2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780763676070
  • SMRP:  $16.99

Brief Summary:

It’s the first night of school. When Bat, Cat, and Owl arrive, Teacher Miss Moon takes attendance. Mouse is missing until Miss Moon asks if she is here. When small, shy, quiet Mouse comes out, the class plays hide and seek. Hiding places are easily discovered when Owl sticks out, Cat purrs, and Bat takes a place in the fishbowl. But Mouse cannot be found. Then she comes out from the flowers on Miss Moon’s hat. Everyone compliments help her overcome her shyness.

My Opinion Only:

Author Simon Puttock has served up one special treat. I am passing Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School to grandson Al in time for Halloween. Its colors and shadowy pictures so fit the fall season. Its plot is the best–overcoming self-fear. What a great way to help youngsters just starting to deal with the stresses of new people and places! Love the counting numbers 1-10 and the alphabet included in background illustrations.

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