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 Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy (Charlie & Mouse)
 Author: Snyder, Laurel

 Publisher:  Chronicle Books (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 34 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 832908 ISBN: 9781452137483
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Brothers -- Fiction
 Grandfathers -- Fiction
 Family -- Fiction

Price: $19.36

In their second adventure, brothers Charlie and Mouse enjoy a special visit from Grumpy.

 Illustrator: Hughes, Emily
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 191927
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.30
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 72230

   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/17)
   School Library Journal (+) (10/01/17)
 The Hornbook (00/11/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2017 K-Gr 2—Those adorable moptop siblings Charlie and Mouse are back, this time spending quality time with their visiting grandfather, Grumpy. In four charming chapters, the brothers compare notes on getting "bigger" and the merits of being "medium"; inform Grumpy of the finer points of the proper pounce; enjoy Grumpy Night while their parents go on a date, and instruct the reluctant crooner in singing the right goodnight song; and, at their visit's end, give the man a sweet and tender send-off. Snyder's writing is spare and unadorned but steeped in the sensibilities, wit, and logic of childhood. The dialogue is spot-on and delightful. These boys are best buds, and Grumpy engages with them where they are, while still being a responsible adult. Hughes perfectly captures the action and interaction in earth-toned images that help set the warm, homey tone and reinforce the gentle humor. VERDICT Beginning chapter book readers and read-aloud listeners will love spending time with Charlie and Mouse and Grumpy.—Luann Toth, School Library Journal - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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