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The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world. Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear... How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry....

Title : The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear
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ISBN : 9780859531825
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear Reviews

  • Ronyell
    2019-01-29 22:56

    4.5 starsNow, I have been reading Audrey and Don Wood’s works for many years, especially many of their earlier works including “The Napping House,” “Heckedy Peg” and “King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub.” So, imagine my delight when I finally got around to one of their most highly praised books that I never had the chance to read when I was little called “The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear” and I was pleasantly surprised by the results!The story starts off with a little mouse going to get a big, ripe and juicy strawberry from the tree and the narrator starts having a conversation with the mouse and then suddenly the narrator states that a big hungry bear might be on the prowl and is looking to steal the mouse’s strawberry! So, the mouse tried to find ways to hide its strawberry away from the hungry bear, while the narrator continues to warn the mouse about the hungry bear being on its way to take the strawberry. Later on however, the narrator then makes a suggestion that might help the mouse save its strawberry from the bear…What does the narrator suggest?Read this book to find out!I must say that I was quite impressed with Don Wood and Audrey Wood’s collaboration on this book! I loved the fact that Don and Audrey Wood allows you (the narrator) to interact with the mouse character in this book and warn him about the hungry bear that might come and eat its strawberry. Don and Audrey Wood did a fantastic job at making the narrative creative and suspenseful at the same time as we also worry about how the mouse will save its strawberry from the big hungry bear while in a way encouraging the mouse to find clever ways to hide the strawberry. Don Wood’s artwork is simply amazing and beautiful to look at as the mouse looks incredibly cute with its black beady eyes and its extremely long tail and I loved seeing the images where the mouse tries to find different ways to protect its strawberry, such as digging it in the ground and putting a disguise on the strawberry. I also loved the way that Don Wood drew the lush environment that the mouse lives in and you can see various weeds surrounding the mouse which gives the environment an exotic flair.(view spoiler)[The reason why I took off half a star from the rating was because I felt that the narrator purposely scaring the mouse in the story just to get half of the strawberry felt a bit too mean-spirited. This is really apparent when we see images of the mouse looking legitimately terrified about the prospect of meeting the hungry bear (which never made an appearance in the actual story). Parents should let their children know that tricking other people to get what they want from other people is not the way to go in this kind of situation. (hide spoiler)]Overall, “The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear” is a truly cute story about trickery and suspense that children who are fans of Don and Audrey Wood’s works will get a kick out of! I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since the narrator purposely scaring the mouse would send mixed messages to small children.Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Jamie
    2019-01-27 18:45

    This is a very cute little book. Vivid illustrations, simple but fun storyline. It is the only book that my nine-month-old and two-year-old both really love right now. My older child can recite the whole thing and my younger child finds the "BOOM BOOM BOOM" part to be hilarious. I think that they would both give it five stars!Although I have enjoyed reading it, I would have to give it a lesser rating, and here's why. At an age when she is learning the nuances of seemingly everything and is absorbing every ideology that we put in front of her, I feel that this book is not the best model for my toddler to learn from. The basis of the storyline is fear and deception. It's cute, but it's still fear and deception. The whole premise of the book is that the narrator is warning the mouse that the big hungry bear is coming to eat the mouse's strawberry... so the mouse should share it with the narrator! It's cute and happy, but ultimately it seems that there really isn't a big hungry bear... there is just a hungry narrator wanting a share of the mouse's food, and choosing not to go about getting it honestly.I realize that might seem like I'm reading into it too much, but I am just not comfortable with any form of deception being encouraged in the books that we read to our children.

  • Kathryn
    2019-02-03 21:51

    Okay. WHY is this book so gosh-darn-cute!? It is SO simple. But there is something undeniably charming about Wood & Wood--the story just zips along, goes SO perfectly with the illustrations--it is a great read-aloud as the narrator is always talking directly to the little mouse.

  • Kristine
    2019-01-21 22:47

    Omgosh! Love this book so much. Was my son's absolute favorite when he was 1-3 years old.

  • Laura
    2019-02-13 22:36

    Despite the fact that I KNOW I had a copy for my second graders, I've never read this book. And it is cute, cute, cute! A mouse finds a delicious red strawberry. The narrator warns the mouse that bears loooove strawberries and are sure to find it, no matter what you do. Finally, the mouse and the narrator share the strawberry and all's well that ends well. A beautifully illustrated picture book. A wonderful bedtime book and a great choice for preschool students.

  • midnightfaerie
    2019-02-06 17:48

    A solid level 1 reading book for children that all ages can enjoy. A cute story that had all three of my children engaged and wondering how it would end. The illustrations are beautiful, big, and colorful, which made it a particular enjoyment for me too. A good family read that I can see us reading again in the future.

  • Marlena
    2019-02-16 20:33

    This is the first book I ever really loved and read it (or well, had my mom read it to me) over 100 times. I still know the words to this book by heart ("hello little mouse what are you doing?").

  • Eileen
    2019-02-19 22:41

    I personally really enjoyed reading this book because of the fun mysterious storyline. The narrator’s voice makes this book quite interesting and engaging. I really liked the illustrations in the book. I think that they would be really good to use with children in year one or reception where they would have to order the pictures. The pictures are really vivid and colourful. The only negative that I have about this book is the fact that there really isn’t a big hungry bear and I feel that children of this age bracket would find difficult to understand. I have read this book to year one children, whereby I took on the role of the narrator. I also played the video clip of this story for the children just so that they could hear the narrators voice more clearly, I have to admit that a lot of the children were confused because they thought it was the bear who was talking to them. Having that said it is a book which does not have an ending a so maybe the children’s opinion may just be the right one. I just didn’t like how there was no definite answer for them. However, I really did feel that the children loved this book, especially the “SNIFF SNIFF SNIFF” AND “ BOOM BOOM BOOM”.

  • Miriam
    2019-01-29 15:56

    An unseen narrator terrifies a not-so-bright mouse with warnings of a huge, strawberry-craving bear until the mouse is tricked into sharing the fruit with the narrator. I thought this was a little too mean -- the mouse is really terrified! He is running around in a panic with fear-sweat pouring off him. I guess we are supposed to laugh at what a sucker the little rodent is? I didn't have this one as a kid so I can't say if I would have thought it was funny then. Or maybe it is supposed to open a discussion about trust or something?Anyway, the mouse gets some food, too, and seems happy enough in the end, so I guess it's okay. I liked some of the details in the illustrations.

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-02-13 23:43

    Sean has taken a new liking to a book he's had for a while, The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. We had to read it quite a few times last night. Fortunately it's rather short. I think he likes the threat of the bear and the deep booming voice Ian uses when the narrator is describing the bear.

  • Philip
    2019-01-19 15:55

    I checked this out of the library right after reading Heather's review about it.She was right, it was great. And it's a children's book that doesn't get old even after N x 14 readings. (If N > 1)

  • Heather
    2019-02-10 23:33

    My daughter received this book for her birthday last week and absolutely loves it. The story is told as if the reader is talking directly to the mouse in the story. I also love that it's a book I don't mind reading over and over since that's often what my daughter wants.

  • Amaria Galom
    2019-01-21 17:39

    it was a really good childrens book i read it when i was younger like so many time

  • Aisha
    2019-01-25 15:34

    One of our all time favorite books for sure ! We love the simple cute story and the wonderful illustrations!Truly a book to be read and admired over and over again - no matter how old you are!

  • Kathy
    2019-02-19 23:52

    Another book I love to read to my kids. I need a new copy because the one I have is falling apart.

  • Janine
    2019-02-07 19:42

    A fun story and beautiful illustrations.

  • Tatianna Rodriguez
    2019-01-28 20:32


  • Meg
    2019-02-16 21:37

    One thing I love about exploring children's lit is when I come across a book I completely forgot existed but loved as a child. This is one of those. Clever plot and cute ending.

  • Heidi
    2019-02-17 22:29

    I thought the illustrations were great but the story without the illustrations was just OK and certainly not great.

  • Annie
    2019-02-16 15:56

    SO MUCH NOSTALGIA. This was one of my absolute favorites as a child and I had completely forgotten about it. I'm so pleased to have rediscovered it.

  • Karol
    2019-02-11 19:27

    The red ripe strawberry is the main reason I wanted to read this book! Oh my, a delicious story. Beautifully illustrated.

  • J
    2019-01-30 20:53

    I've read this book in storytimes several times now and it's always a hit. Once, after I'd read it at the beginning of a storytime, I had a little boy asking me to read it again throughout the rest of the storytime.

  • Sharon
    2019-02-11 18:30

    Written and illustrated by Don and Audrey Wood this book is a preschool favorite. Little Mouse just wants to enjoy his strawberry, but what will he do when he finds out the big, hungry bear likes strawberries too? A fun read-aloud for the classroom, this book is easy for young children to memorize and retell.

  • Alex Hobart
    2019-02-06 17:28

    Reading Level: 1.5 Summary: This book tells the story of how a mouse picks a strawberry and learns about the hungry bear that likes strawberries. The mouse has to decide what to do about the bear and what to do with the strawberry. Characteristics that Support the Genre- simple words, colorful pictures that entice the reader Idea- There is one topic and that topic stays with the whole story. The strawberry is the focus and hiding from the bear is the main idea throughout the book.Voice- This book could be used to talk about breaking the fourth wall and talking directly to the characters in the book. This book also demonstrates speaking in first person, like the audience is one of the characters. Other Suggestions- This book could be used while teaching in conjunction with a problem solving and sharing unit. Teaching students about how to solve a problem and what other options they will or could have found or used. This book could also be used as an example of how to demonstrate sharing, that in the end the best option was to share.

  • Jordan Gissing
    2019-02-10 17:52

    In the picture book, The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear, the main character is a small mouse that finds a juicy, red, ripe strawberry that he wants to claim as his. Throughout the book, the narrator shares that the big hungry bear loves himself fresh strawberries just like the mouse. The mouse knows that no mater what, the bear will find a way to find his ripe strawberry. The mouse then tried to hide it putting dirt around it, putting a chain around the strawberry and locking it up and even disguising the strawberry with glasses and a mustache, trying to make it harder for the bear to find the strawberry. Towards the end the mouse realizes the only way he can “save” the strawberry is by cutting it in half and giving the other half to the bear. Just like the mouse have your students disguise themselves. Have each student bring a grocery bag to cut and decorate a mask that will disguise them form the big hungry bear.

  • Naz
    2019-02-03 17:46

    This book is about a little mouse who will do anything to save his strawberry from the big hungry bear.The bear may hold all the cards but who is playing the foxes role?I saw this book being read to the children in nursery and they love it. The illustrations are eye catching and fun, as it shows good imagery of the story being told. This book is also very engaging for young pupils, it makes good use of adjectives right from the beginning. It has a good use of questioning and builds up anticipation of what will happen next. The mouse is like the children very innocent and tries all silly things to save his strawberry from the big bear, like disguising the strawberry for example. The story was more exciting for the pupils as we had props to go with the story.

  • Victoria
    2019-01-21 21:40

    I received this book as a baby shower gift. It is a very cute, very insidious book. The pictures are hilarious, featuring a mouse doing ridiculous things because he is so afraid of the big bear that might come eat his strawberry. As others have said, the result of the very simple text is that the narrator has been making the mouse afraid all along in order to get half of the strawberry.I know some people object to books like these (I'm also thinking of I Want My Hat Back) because they are so manipulative of the reader and do thrive on some fear, but I actually look forward to reading it with, and then explaining why it is so funny, to my little girl. I hope she finds mischief as funny as her parents, and grows smart enough not to be taken in by it.

  • Destiny Thompson
    2019-01-29 22:51

    The illustrations are fun, bright, and colorful. The story is about a little mouse who picks a big red strawberry, however, the little mouse must be warned about the big and hungry bear who's absolute favorite snack is a big red strawberry. When given the news the little mouse is now in fear that the big hungry bear wants his strawberry, despite his fear he continues to pick the strawberry and so begins the journey of getting it home. The little mouse has to go through great efforts of hiding it, but eventually the reader convinces the mouse the only true way to prevent the big bear from eating it is to cut the strawberry in half and share it with the reader.

  • Amber Clapper
    2019-02-05 15:48

    I really enjoy this book it was one of my favorites as a child. I really like how the book is as if we are talking to the mouse and he responds to what we are saying. The pictures in here are great and go along perfectly with the story. The book also has some twisted story about sharing even though the author waited the entire book to suggest sharing the strawberry. I think students will really enjoy this book and think it is silly. It also has good conversation starters like asking what their favorite fruit is or if they have ever liked something so much they would lock it up in chains or disguise it to keep it from getting stolen.

  • Louise Roberts
    2019-01-29 22:52

    I remember this book from my early childhood, which says a lot for the book itself. I came across it in a lecture at university and couldn't believe it was still in print and the illustrations are as colourful and sumptuous as they always were. The story revolves around a mouse and his unwillingness to share any of his wonderful ripe strawberry. the story would be ideal to read to a class because the illustrations are bold, colourful and humorous. The stories themes are numerous. This could be used as a stimulus for discussions around greed and sharing. the language is clear and the characters are engaging for younger children.Overall a classroom must have for the bookshelves!