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|Name for baby|
Author: Boyd, Lizi
When a baby mouse is born, her mother seeks just the right name in the gifts and advice of her neighbors.
Kirkus Reviews (05/01/18)
School Library Journal (06/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 06/01/2018 PreS-K—Mother Mouse has just had a baby girl, and the other woodland animals are curious to learn the child's name. Mother Mouse, though, is unsure, and decides to listen to the natural world around her for inspiration. She comes up with several ideas, but none of them are quite right. At last, Mother Mouse listens to the night sky and hears the sounds "may," "flower," and "moon," and combines them to make the name "May Moonflower Mouse," with the nickname "May May" for the baby's family and friends. Boyd's writing is lyrical, reflecting the joy of a new child while also conveying the tranquility of nature and the patience Mother Mouse has as she waits to make a decision. Young readers, particularly those who are expecting a baby in the family, will enjoy the anticipation leading up to deciding on the baby's name. The illustrations feature soft, muted colors that match the serene tone of the text. VERDICT Despite the somewhat anticlimactic resolution, this quiet picture book will be suitable for sharing with young readers, especially those who are soon-to-be siblings. An additional purchase.—Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.