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Grades: K-3

SET NUMBER OA525458

NEW! Motor Mouse - Gr. K-3

Students will join Motor Mouse on three hilarious adventures in this irresistible series. Motor Mouse is a busy little mouse, between driving his delivery car, eating cake, and visiting with friends. Come along with him on his adventures! In “The Friday Cake Day,” Motor Mouse and his friend Telly have been looking forward all week to their Friday tradition of eating cake. But when Friday arrives, the Cake Shop is closed. This is not acceptable! Could a friendly hedgehog help them with their predicament? In “Going For a Look-About,” Motor Mouse decides that instead of driving, he’d like to go for a look-about as a passenger instead. So he hires a cab to take him to places that bring back good memories of old friends. But is a brand-new friend right in front of him? In “Front Row at the Picture Show,” Motor Mouse and his brother, Vincent, are going to a movie. Vincent always insists on getting a large bucket of popcorn to share, since it’s a better deal than two small buckets. But he always hogs it! What is Motor Mouse to do? This sweet and funny stories is sure to have your young readers wanting to visit with Motor Mouse again and again.

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OA239909
Motor Mouse
©2019 | C. Rylant
3.2/0.5
OA239910
NEW! Motor Mouse Delivers
©2020 | C. Rylant
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  • Full-color Illustrations
  • 62-72 pages
  • 8-1/2" x 11"
  • Pie, cake, ice cream, popcorn, and bowling only hint at the pleasures to be found in three effervescent little stories. Motor Mouse is a hardworking rodent, and when it comes to his downtime, he certainly knows how to relax. In "The Friday Cake Day" a catastrophic inaccessibility of delights (read: a closed cake shop) leads to new vistas as the titular hero and his friend Telly (an otter) discover the wide and wonderful world of pie. In "Going for a Look-About," Motor Mouse cedes driving control to a raccoon cabbie so that he can take his eyes off the road for once. Finally, in "Front Row at the Picture Show," a long-standing grudge involving a popcorn-hogging brother comes to a head with satisfactory results. Rylant's grasp of succinct storytelling is on full display. Wry understatement (the pie is deemed by Motor Mouse and Telly to be "QUITE ACCEPTABLE," while an arrangement whereby two brothers share a single bucket of popcorn "had not worked for years. And it was not working this Saturday, either") creates memorable characters with minimal syllables. Howard's art too, honed on the author's 27 Mr. Putter & Tabby books, deftly balances heart, humor, and the occasional magnificent burst of pathos. In the words of Motor Mouse himself, "QUITE ACCEPTABLE"—actually, more than quite. (Picture book. 4-7) -**STARRED REVIEW** Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2019

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