Title: Livingstone MouseLivingstone Mouse
Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards
Illustrator: Henry Cole
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Read-Aloud
Star Rating: ★★★★★

When Livingstone the Mouse’s mother informs him that it is time for him to establish his own nest, Livingstone decides that he want to build his nest in the greatest place in the world. His mother replies that she has heard that China is a nice place, so Livingstone instantly sets off to discover China. But will he ever fulfill his quest?

Discussion.

This book is just darling Livingstone, the exploring mouse, dashes around with a snazzy adventurous looking hat made out of a leaf and tries to find China. Each time he thinks he’s finally discovered it, some other creature informs him that he hasn’t found China, all he’s found is a desk, a tennis shoe, and or picnic basket. Finally, as he grows weary of his travels, he finds an old china teapot. When he asks a passing owl what it is, he hears the welcome reply, “An old piece of China.” Livingstone joyfully establishes his home.

Conclusion. Sweet.

Review © 2013 Laura Verret

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