Little Mouse Gets Ready: Toon Books Level 1

Little Mouse Gets Ready: Toon Books Level 1


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A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book & A Junior Library Guild Selection.

Will Little Mouse master all the intricacies of getting dressed, from snaps and buttons to Velcro and tail holes? Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Smith and his determined Little Mouse reveal all the smallest pleasures of this daily task.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935179245
Publisher: TOON Books
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Series: Toon Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 221,925
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

When Jeff Smith was growing up in a small town in Ohio, he loved cartooning, but he never imagined all the places comics would take him. With the help of his wife, Vijaya, Jeff created, published, and sold his comic book BONE. Jeff hadn’t created BONE specifically for kids, but his fantastic tale of three cousins lost in a strange land appealed to all readers, including children, and it went on to sell millions of copies. BONE won multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, and TIME called it one of the ten greatest graphic novels of all time. In 2008, Jeff’s work was the subject of a major museum exhibit at the Wexner Center Galleries in Columbus, Ohio. His other books include Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil and RASL. This is his first book created just for younger readers.

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Little Mouse Gets Ready: Toon Books Level 1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
daisyacg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
4Q, 4PCovers a very mundane subject in an imaginative and detailed way. The comic style allow for visual cues complemented by sequential instructions that increase reading comprehension and print awareness. Seems a bit low-level for most beginning readers, so limits the appeal and appropriate age range.
silly_tine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kinders love this book! It is so cute.
nicoally on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Mouse wants to go to the barn with his family, but needs to get dressed first and begins with his underpants. This graphic novel illustrates Mouse¿s step-by-step process of getting dressed, which allows younger children to follow the story easily. The full-page pictures provide lots of open space where Little Mouse and his clothes are the main focus with simple text in conversation bubbles. A great beginning to read book that may be used as a technological teaching tool because it is also offered as a free online Toon Reader. It may be adapted for the needs of the readers (or listeners) as well as ELL students. The Toon Reader site also contains activities and lesson plans to accompany the book. Many will also enjoy the comical ending. Highly recommended for ages 4-7.
pravs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Mouse Gets Ready is a story of little mouse getting ready to go to the barn. The online graphic comic illustrates little mouse talking his way through getting dressed. It reinforces directions of getting ready though 1-2 drawing per page, and has a hilarious ending. Readers can read themselves or hear the voice of a couple readers, including the author Jeff Smith who voices little mouse. I highly recommend this online graphic comic to children ages 2 - 6.
esterlin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
4starPK-2Radical Change - potentially explained by changing forms and formats (comic easy readers)A little mouse is excited to go to the barn with his brothers and sisters, but to get ready, he has to get dressed! A level one easy reader in the new series, Toon Books, this 2010 Geisel Award honor book is drawn in tempera paint with bright primary colors in comic book style panels. A simple story with a twist at the end that kids will enjoy (because of course, mice don't wear clothes)! Great for beginning readers due to the comic book style, the explanatory writing, and the humor.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
S says: I don't know why that mouse is such a crazy mouse, because he should know that mice don't wear clothes. I think that this is a good book for 1st graders.Kearsten says: This is a cute beginning comic book about a mouse trying to get dressed and ready to go visit the barn with his mom and family. He narrates each step, with the sorts of troubles young children have in getting dressed. A fun read for young readers.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: book is nominated for a cybils award. plus my son and I have read all the Toon Books and read each new one as they come out.Summary: This book is in the first level of Toon Books aimed at very early beginning readers. The style is mostly one frame per page, sometimes two. A basic story of Little Mouse dressing himself as his mother calls him to hurry up. But Jeff Smith adds a fun little twist to the "how to dress myself" book by adding a hilarious ending to the story that is sure to have kids roaring with laughter. The book contains all the usual trade marks one has come to expect from any Toon Book. Funny yet quality written story with fabulous illustrations by award-winning artist Jeff Smith. A book that is entirely kid friendly and while the plot may sound a bit babyish for older reluctant readers I'd say you could go up to age 9 with it due to the ending. Also this book has a higher vocabulary than the other two Toon Books at this level, while there are lots of short little bubbles with easy phonetic words to read, there are also some quite challenging bubbles with longer text and harder words such as "brothers", "underpants" and "through". Another top-notch entry in the Toon Books series, not our favourite at this level which would still be Jack and the Box, but a quality addition to the Toon Book family. Having a child with learning disabilities, I really appreciate this series. Ds often forgets he is struggling reading as he is having so much fun with the story. Recommended!
delatte on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Simple tale of a mouse getting dressed, illustrated in graphic novel-style, but could easily be shelved in picture books --- unless nekked mice are upsetting to your patrons...
YouthGPL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kearsten says: This is a cute beginning comic book about a mouse trying to get dressed and ready to go visit the barn with his mom and family. He narrates each step, with the sorts of troubles young children have in getting dressed. Recommended - A fun read for young readers (late kindergarden thru mid-first grade, maybe).
AndreaGough on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
5Q5PLittle Mouse demonstrates putting on his clothes as he gets ready for an outing to the barn, thinking of all the things he'll do there.Recommended ages 5-8Yes RC - innovative format.
LisaMcG on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
4P"Little Mouse Gets Ready" demonstrates the Interactivity principle of "Radical Change." The pictures tell as much of the story as the text. For example, when Little Mouse is talking about how excited he is about going to the barn, readers are already clued in to what he's going to do in the book to get ready, as he starts laying his clothes out, even though the text doesn't refer to them.
nzfj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Mouse Gets Ready is a sheer delight to read aloud with children 1+ to 6yrs. Its got minimal color but details and facial expressions are outstanding. Comic art in a traditional style at its finest. Mouse talks to himself as he puts all his clothes on, which can be difficult for those little fingers. Good for journal and big book creation or comic book sequence.
Jessie_Bear on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Mouse gets dressed for the day before heading out to the barn to play. This witty book is about getting dressed in a sequential order, with speech balloons from Little Mouse narrating the process. The logical order helps beginning readers navigate the story in this nontraditional early reader. In graphic novel format, the illustrations play an important role in conveying Little Mouse¿s story, capturing his actions within the context of his dialogue. Facial expressions and sweat drops express where Little Mouse struggles, full of facial expressions and celebratory stances after each item is successfully donned. Jeff Smith captures humor and wit within the routine, making this an enjoyable read. The toon book edition (reviewed from Professor Garfield) facilitates page by page progression, emphasizing the sequential progress of the book. Jeff Smith narrates his own character, providing emphasis and intonation in the ¿read to me¿ option. This ¿read to me¿ option accommodates children still learning to read while helping them follow along for future independent reading. On the Professor Garfield site, this e-book also comes with a free pdf resource for teachers with a lesson plan about sequential order. This Geisel Honor book from the creator of the Bones series is highly recommended for children ages four to six.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very easy, great read aloud, little mouse describes how to get dressed. Then he realizes mouse don't wear clothes. Silly mouse!