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Tuesday 27 October 2015

Review: Little Mouse's Big Secret

Little Mouse finds a delicious treat--a rosy apple. He's so delighted, he decides he'll keep it a secret. So he quickly buries it.

Along comes Squirrel. 'What are you hiding?'

Mouse says it's a secret, and he'll never tell. He tells Bird, Turtle, Hedgehog, Rabbit and Frog the very same. He'll never, ever, never reveal his secret.
Until--his little secret becomes not so much a secret any more.

This is a simple concept so beautifully done. Yes, it's about sharing and friendship but it's also about the perception of value and how common place items mean far less than those that are rare.

Scant, adorable illustrations with plenty of page space make this book a visual delight, with each little character beautifully rendered.

As sweet and delicious as that not-so-rare apple.

Title: Little Mouse's Big Secret
Author/Illustrator: Eric Battut
Publisher: Sterling Juvenile, $25.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 March 2011
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
ISBN: 9781402774621
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book