The Resource Charlie & Mouse even better, by Laurel Snyder ; illustrated by Emily Hughes

Charlie & Mouse even better, by Laurel Snyder ; illustrated by Emily Hughes

Label
Charlie & Mouse even better
Title
Charlie & Mouse even better
Statement of responsibility
by Laurel Snyder ; illustrated by Emily Hughes
Title variation
Charlie and Mouse even better
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is Mom's birthday, and Charlie and Mouse and their Dad want everything to be perfect--so when the cake gets burnt the boys have to come up with a new plan, pronto
Tone
Character
Award
School Library Journal Best Books, 2019.
Review
“Mom is the best!”—and her birthday is just around the corner. In four short chapters, Charlie and Mouse repeatedly one-up themselves as they arrive at better and even better ideas. The early reader opens on a familiar scene in which Mom makes pancakes for the kids. Charlie and Mouse enthusiastically offer suggestions for improvements on the pancakes, until Mom’s expression turns from cheer to exasperation and her humor becomes blunt. In the following sagas, the siblings shop for gifts, prepare decorations while Dad burns the cake, and split up to distract Mom just long enough for a backup special surprise. The standout second chapter captures the comical banter as the children consider what gifts Mom would like with the money they have to spend. They mull over buying her a box they would promise never to peek in but, knowing that they “like to snoop,” reject the idea in favor of a more practical one. Though previous titles in this series have identified the children as male, they are not referred to by any gendered pronouns and nothing about their illustrated appearance codes them as overtly masculine or feminine. They do appear to be biracial, with a white mom and Asian dad. An affectionate and quirky offering, spot-on for beginning independent readers. (Early reader. 6-9) (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10782270
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snyder, Laurel
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hughes, Emily
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Mothers
  • Birthdays
  • Families
  • Brothers
  • Mothers
  • Birthdays
  • Family life
  • Birthdays
  • Brothers
  • Families
  • Mothers
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General
Target audience
primary
Label
Charlie & Mouse even better, by Laurel Snyder ; illustrated by Emily Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019837462
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
36 pages
Isbn
9781452170657
Lccn
2017045864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019837462
Label
Charlie & Mouse even better, by Laurel Snyder ; illustrated by Emily Hughes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019837462
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
36 pages
Isbn
9781452170657
Lccn
2017045864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019837462

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