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Mouse's First Summer (Mouse's Firsts)

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Mouse and Minka invite YOU to celebrate summer with a picnic in the park.

Roll down the hill on tickly green grass.

Fly kites fluttery high in the sky.

And don't forget juicy watermelon!

But before it's time to go home, a summer surprise sparkles in the sky.

CRACKLE, POP, BOOM!

What's making that sound?

Book Details:

Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/25/2004 Pages:
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published May 25th 2004)
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midnightfaerie
Oct 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
A book my 5 yr old as well as my twin 3 yr olds loved. A solid reading level 1 book, this cute story keeps all ages engaged with the bright colorful pictures and cute story. A great addition to any children's library.
gina
Aug 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: board-book
Woods loved this one. It's pretty adorbs.
Diana Thomsen
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime, kids
I admit it. This whole series just makes me happy. They're perfect for storytime with the little ones. I used this for a unit on summer, and it went over very well. I especially appreciate the sibling relationship as represented here. As an extra bonus, it was a color concept book, too! And there are fireworks. Yippee!
Kaitlyn
Sep 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Very simple story that Addison enjoyed interacting with. The illustrations are cute and it's a solid book for a toddler.
Allyson
May 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is the second Mouse book I've read, the other being Mouse's First Spring. That title was wonderful- it flowed well and sounded good out loud. Mouse's First Summer, although a nice book, was not as effective as First Spring. The narrative doesn't have the same repetitive consistency. There also seems to be too many adjectives for the text to flow well when reading aloud, e.g.: "Drippy, sweet, wet, red watermelon." I read it to kindergarteners who enjoyed it, but it didn't receive the enthusi ...more
Meg McGregor
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
Mouse and Minka take your little one on a magical summertime journey!

They get to taste their first sweet watermelon slice...

watch ants busily bringing back food to their nest...

tumble through the soft green grass....

look up at the bright blue sky...

watch orange kites float up through the sky...

sip their first lemonades...

nibble on their first peanut butter and jelly sandwich...

watch fireflies glow in the sky...

and even watch fireworks up in the sky!

This is what summer days should be like for all
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carissa
Recommened: toddlers/preschoolers

Mouse and Minka invite YOU to celebrate summer with a picnic in the park.
Roll down the hill on tickly green grass.
Fly kites fluttery high in the sky.
And don't forget juicy watermelon!
But before it's time to go home, a summer surprise sparkles in the sky.

June
Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents & caregivers of young children
Simple story for introducing summer fun, has question which the older toddlers had fun answering. 7/11/12

Used again this year and one toddler really enjoyed answering the questions. 6/26/13

Used again. Still looking for young baby beach/summer books. 6/17/14

Used again, maybe should up it to 3.5 since it seems to go over well in Lap Time.
Taylar Brooks
Feb 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Mouse's First Summer, was a short and cute reading. I think this book would be best for preschool and Kindergarten. During the story, Mouse, one of the 2 main characters is learning about a few new things that are happening in the season of summer. This would be a good read for Pre-K and Kindergarten because this is during the time that they are still learning about things in the world.
Angeles Otaño
Feb 02, 2017 added it
Recommends it for: children and adults
Shelves: picture-book
Also a short book very appropriate to toddlers. Very bright and nice illustrations and storyline.
Jaime
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
My 3 year old love all these mouse board books by this author!
Susan
Jul 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books-jp
Great choice for the younger set story hour - hits all the summer basics of picnic, watermelon, fireworks.
Leah
Simple story about summer time activities that invites young children to chime in with nouns and colors.
Zainab
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: seasons
All he books in this series are enjoyable reads.
Tina
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Henry loved
Katy
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Used in Storytime 6/30/2016 (Picnics)
Beverly
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Very cute; good for story time.
Polly
I've said it before, but I'll say it again: personally, I have little use for these books, but they sure are good for my twos story time!
Mary
Jun 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime-books
Pretty cute. Maybe for storytime
Joy
Aug 02, 2010 rated it it was ok
Not much plot, even for a picture book; probably better for toddler storytimes than those for older children.
Jennifer Brown
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another cute mouse book that kept the kids interest. Big words and colorful pictures were loved at story-hour.
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