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Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy


Series
Charlie & Mouse

by
Laurel Snyder
illustrated by
Emily Hughes

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Chronicle Books
Imprint
Chronicle
ISBN
9781452137483

Awards and Honors
2018 Capitol Choices, Ages Zero to Seven
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JLG Category

Easy Reading

Join Charlie and Mouse as they entertain a special visitor over a weekend of play, laughter, and togetherness. Full-color illustrations rendered in graphite and with Photoshop.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

7" x 8"

Dewey

E

AR

2.3: points 0.5

Lexile

400L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

2

JLG Release

Dec 2017

Book Genres


Topics

Brothers. Grandfathers. Family life.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
Those adorable moptop siblings Charlie and Mouse are back, this time spending quality time with their visiting grandfather, Grumpy. In four charming chapters, the brothers compare notes on getting “bigger” and the merits of being “medium”; inform Grumpy of the finer points of the proper pounce; enjoy Grumpy Night while their parents go on a date, and instruct the reluctant crooner in singing the right goodnight song; and, at their visit’s end, give the man a sweet and tender send-off. Snyder’s writing is spare and unadorned but steeped in the sensibilities, wit, and logic of childhood. The dialogue is spot-on and delightful. These boys are best buds, and Grumpy engages with them where they are, while still being a responsible adult. Hughes perfectly captures the action and interaction in earth-toned images that help set the warm, homey tone and reinforce the gentle humor. VERDICT Beginning chapter book readers and read-aloud listeners will love spending time with Charlie and Mouse and Grumpy.—Luann Toth, School Library Journal

Horn Book

In this sequel to picture-book/easy-reader hybrid Charlie & Mouse (rev. 7/17), four chapters detail small moments shared by two brothers and a visiting grandfather-figure, Grumpy. Together they discuss being “medium” (it’s when you are no longer small but not yet big), hang out in a blanket fort on Mom and Dad’s date night, and more. Grumpy’s love for the boys—and theirs for him—shines through as they all three prepare hot dogs; the kids draw pictures while Grumpy snoozes in a recliner (“It looked a lot like a nap”; “I was just resting my eyes”); and they watch a “not-too-scary dragon” movie together. When it is time for Grumpy to return home, the deflated boys cuddle into his arms for a gentle goodbye. They later draft a handwritten letter: “You forgot your toothbrush . . . P.S. Come back soon,” which just might occur in a future series installment. The exuberant text is large and clear, with plenty of white space. Thoughtful word repetition ensures that the chapters build with a steady rhythm. Soft, muted illustrations with imprecise outlines match the narrative’s balance of cozy and playful. elisa gall

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
Those adorable moptop siblings Charlie and Mouse are back, this time spending quality time with their visiting grandfather, Grumpy. In four charming chapters, the brothers compare notes on getting “bigger” and the merits of being “medium”; inform Grumpy of the finer points of the proper pounce; enjoy Grumpy Night while their parents go on a date, and instruct the reluctant crooner in singing the right goodnight song; and, at their visit’s end, give the man a sweet and tender send-off. Snyder’s writing is spare and unadorned but steeped in the sensibilities, wit, and logic of childhood. The dialogue is spot-on and delightful. These boys are best buds, and Grumpy engages with them where they are, while still being a responsible adult. Hughes perfectly captures the action and interaction in earth-toned images that help set the warm, homey tone and reinforce the gentle humor. VERDICT Beginning chapter book readers and read-aloud listeners will love spending time with Charlie and Mouse and Grumpy.—Luann Toth, School Library Journal

Horn Book

In this sequel to picture-book/easy-reader hybrid Charlie & Mouse (rev. 7/17), four chapters detail small moments shared by two brothers and a visiting grandfather-figure, Grumpy. Together they discuss being “medium” (it’s when you are no longer small but not yet big), hang out in a blanket fort on Mom and Dad’s date night, and more. Grumpy’s love for the boys—and theirs for him—shines through as they all three prepare hot dogs; the kids draw pictures while Grumpy snoozes in a recliner (“It looked a lot like a nap”; “I was just resting my eyes”); and they watch a “not-too-scary dragon” movie together. When it is time for Grumpy to return home, the deflated boys cuddle into his arms for a gentle goodbye. They later draft a handwritten letter: “You forgot your toothbrush . . . P.S. Come back soon,” which just might occur in a future series installment. The exuberant text is large and clear, with plenty of white space. Thoughtful word repetition ensures that the chapters build with a steady rhythm. Soft, muted illustrations with imprecise outlines match the narrative’s balance of cozy and playful. elisa gall

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