PPBF: Little Mouse’s Big Breakfast

Author/Illustrator: Christine Pym
Publisher: Nosy Crow, 2018
Age: 
3-7
Themes: mice, breakfast, hunger

Opening:  On a cold crisp day, as the night crept in, a hungry little mouse discovered he had nothing to nibble for breakfast the next morning.

Summary: (from my library catalog) When Little Mouse realizes he has nothing for breakfast the next morning, he makes his way to the kitchen next door and finds all sorts of appetizing foods that will be perfect for his breakfast..

I like this book because: I’ve been thinking a lot of my friend who lives on Blueberry Hill, and reading this reminded me of her, not because her eyes are bigger than her belly, but her heart is so generous! And it’s got beautiful illustrations sprinkled with fun details, a delicious palette, striking compositions – and an adorable story!

Resources/activities: discuss your favorite breakfast foods; talk about Mouse’s food choices and which ones are healthy and why; consider filling our plates with our eyes compared to our appetites; gather objects and give them food names from the book, then see how many you can stack before it all tumbles down.

For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog  HERE.

I’m also over at Writer’s Rumpus today talking about I’M A HARE SO THERE!, with a GIVEAWAY!

8 thoughts on “PPBF: Little Mouse’s Big Breakfast

  1. Uh oh. Wondering what kind of trouble that little mouse is going to get up to in that kitchen. And the back cover makes me worry! Brilliant way to add suspense even before you open the book. Adding this to my list. Thanks for the rec, Julie!

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