The Mother's Day Mice

by Eve Bunting

Other authorsJan Brett (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1993


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Scholastic (1993), Paperback


Three little mouse brothers go into the meadow to find a present for their mother but it is the littlest mouse that comes up with the most unusual gift of all.

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LibraryThing member paroof
The story is ok - three little mice wake up early to find their mother presents for Mother's Day. But the real joy of this one is the pictures - very detailed and fun to look at.
LibraryThing member adwirth
On Mother's Day, three little mice went out to get their mother a present. The littlest mouse tries to be brave on their adventure to find presents. To get the perfect present for Mother, Little would have to face a black cat. They waited and waited for the cat to go away, but he wouldn't leave.
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Little had to find a new present. He decided to sing Mother a song. I thought this was a good book for older students. It shows that sometimes you have to use your imagination when things don't go your way.
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LibraryThing member gmashley
The Mother's Day Mice is about 3 mice who want to find the perfect gift for their mother. The book follows them as they each pick out a gift. Little Mouse cannot seem to find her a present, but he thinks of a wonderful gift just in time!
LibraryThing member matthewbloome
This was a pairing destined to produce a good book. I love both the author and the illustrator for their fine craftsmanship, and this story demonstrated both of their strengths, though the story was a bit simple. Sometimes a simple story well told is the best kind.
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
Too twee for me.  And besides, I wouldn't want my little ones to take such reckless risks as these boys did.  My Clarion edition has art by Brett, but sans her famous borders with the extra details.
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Three little mice get up early on Mother's Day and sneak out of the house in order to fetch their various gifts for their mother. Biggest Mouse intends to give her a wish flower, or dandelion fluff ball, while Middle Mouse plans to bring a ripe strawberry. Littlest Mouse hopes to get some
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Honeysuckle, but the cat who lives in the house where the flowers can be found keeps him away. Fortunately, he thinks of the perfect gift - an original song, set to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - on the way home...

A sweet little tale, one in which three (mice) children honor their mother by trying to find things she will truly enjoy, The Mother's Day Mice was originally published in 1986, and reprinted just this year (2017) in this new gift edition. The conclusion of the story is heartwarming, emphasizing the idea that sometimes it is the gifts we create ourselves that are the most welcome, while the artwork, done by Jane Brett, is colorful and cute. Recommended to anyone looking for engaging Mother's Day stories for younger children.
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