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I Miss You Mouse
by Greg Foley
Genres: Picture Book
A standalone picture book, the fourth, in the Bear series and revolving around a cuddly, cozy bear and his friend Mouse. It’s a Lift-the-Flap book, and I’m looking forward to flipping my way through!
I was so worried about the title…and what it could mean for Bear. And it was such a relief when I read that first page. After that, it turns into a hunt by Mouse as she tracks Bear page to page, lifting the flaps to find a friend…hoping Bear is there.
The text and graphics in this story flip back and forth between white backgrounds and pastel backgrounds. Sometimes white for the text, sometimes for the graphics. And vice versa. Keep a finger sliding around on the graphics to find the flap — sometimes they’re hard to find! The one for Elephant was HUGE.
Most of the fun is in finding the flaps and how well they’re integrated into each page. There are several avenues parents can take in discussing I Miss You Mouse with their kids, from the “habitat” each animal hides behind to how caring it is to leave notes for friends, family, and loved ones, just to remind each other that they are loved.
I am loving these Bear books. They’re so cozy with a great message for the kids. You can’t go wrong with these, Mom and Dad.
Mouse has something very important to tell Bear, and it’s a journey as Mouse tracks down many of her and Bear’s friends, as she hunts for her own best friend.
Bear with his best friend, Mouse.
Monkey, Groundhog, Bunny, Elephant, Fox, Turtle, and Owl are their mutual friends.
The Cover and Title
The cover is a deep, soft coral with a black, wrought-iron-looking serif font for the title taking over most of the cover and black for the teeny author’s name in the bottom left corner. Bear is hanging out, his arms wrapped around the “use”, as he chats with Mouse who is holding a giant [for him] strawberry.
The title is a case of love that starts with a note, I Miss You Mouse.