Picture Book Review: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

Looking for your next read? Check out The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Anne A.

What would you do if you found a red ripe strawberry? In this charming story a little mouse finds a red, juicy strawberry and plans to eat it all himself. However, the narrator has other ideas. He or she convinces the mouse that a big hungry bear will find the strawberry and steal it away no matter what the mouse does to protect the strawberry. The only way to save the strawberry is to eat it, but the mouse must share it with the narrator.

I loved this story as a child and now my son also loves it too. He asks to read it almost every night. The large pictures are gorgeous and very detailed right down to the strawberry juice on the table cloth. The mouse is as cute as a button. Perhaps the reader should feel bad for tricking the mouse into sharing his strawberry, but the pictures make you want to eat it as much as the bear allegedly does. When the strawberry is cut at the end, one can almost smell and taste it. The simple prose makes for a quick read right before bed. It’s the perfect answer to the nightly “one more story” request.

This adorable story is available to be placed on hold and checked out at Curbside Pickup. Borrow it today and read it while eating red, ripe strawberries!

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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

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