This & That

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Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Judy Horacek
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781338037807
Pages:  30

Story time is magical as an adult mouse shares them with a child mouse. The mice become part of the action as they weave through a story about this and a story about that. They float down a river, climb trees, join a market, catch a carriage, and attend a ball all while witnessing the magical things around them. In the end, the adult mouse tucks the child in bed with a kiss in their simple, hole-in-the-wall home.

Mem Fox has created another fantastic read aloud. It demonstrates that stories take readers on a journey without having to leave their homes. The seemingly simple watercolor illustrations are a perfect match to highlight reading as a bonding experience. This could be used as a great bedtime story or in the classroom to illustrate how readers can become part of the adventure in a story. This charming picture book is sure to delight readers and encourage more adventures.