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Mousie, I Will Read to You // Story Time with Illustrator Melissa Crowton

Like Rosemary Wells’s Read to Your Bunny and with the charm of The Wonderful Things You Will Be, this gorgeous book will surely appeal to families who want their children to become lifelong readers.

Long before the words make sense, Mousie,
I will read to you
The simplest story,
about an acorn that drops to the ground.

So begins this warm and poignant picture book that follows a mama mouse and her baby mouse on the little mouse’s journey to becoming a reader—from infancy, to toddlerhood, to elementary school, and beyond. When Mousie is little, Mama sings him lullabies about the sky, repeats back his DA DA DEES and BA BA BEES, and reads him poems and stories about wonderful things like forests and bears. Then one day, on a playground next to the library, Mousie sounds out a word, then two, then three…and a reader is born!

Inspired by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation to read aloud to your children from the day they are born, here is a charming picture book that celebrates families reading together.

Calling the book “a sentimental ode to lifelong literacy,” Kirkus Reviews says, “The book’s belief in literacy simply shines through and will appeal to families in search of an attractively illustrated parenting manual.”

MELISSA CROWTON (@mcrowton) recently received her master’s degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Mousie, I Will Read to You is her debut picture book.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Mousie, I Will Read to You Cover Image
By Rachael Cole, Melissa Crowton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524715366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - November 13th, 2018

Like Rosemary Wells's Read to Your Bunny and with the charm of The Wonderful Things You Will Be, this gorgeous book will surely appeal to families who want their children to become lifelong readers.

Long before the words make sense, Mousie,
I will read to you
The simplest story,