|Charlie & Mouse outdoors (Charlie & Mouse)|
Author: Snyder, Laurel
Charlie and Mouse and their parents are going on a camping trip, and there will be hiking, storytelling, marshmallows, and campfires, and the joy that comes from sharing it all.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 506680
Kirkus Reviews (01/01/20)
The Hornbook (00/03/20)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 02/01/2020 A camping excursion begins with a car ride for Charlie, Mouse, and their parents. When Charlie complains of boredom, Dad challenges him to make up a story, and he does. At their destination, fully engaged in imaginative play, his younger brother, Mouse, contributes to tales as well. On the trails and in the tent, they battle monsters and defend their land “from the bad guys.” Later, as night falls, the boys enjoy marshmallows and contentedly sit by the fire with their parents. The recurring storytelling theme, reminiscent of “The Story” chapter from Arnold Lobel’s classic Frog and Toad Are Friends (1970), plays out in a realistically childlike way. The endearing illustrations, digitally enhanced pencil drawings, capture the action as well as the creative aspects of the kids’ stories. Pictures of the boys riding in the car do not include car seats or boosters. In four chapters, Snyder creates the brothers’ latest story with directness, warmth, and artistry. The fourth appealing volume in the beginning-reader series that opened with the Geisel Award-winning Charlie & Mouse (2017). - Copyright 2020 Booklist.