Monday, September 28, 2009

Town Mouse Country Mouse
The classic tale of a town mouse and a country mouse . Jan brett gives a new dimension where two mice couples wants to get away from their every day lives. And so they agree to swap homes and plunges into unexpected adventures around every corner. The story is filled with suspense and lush green country scenes and the details of a Victorian townhouse.

Gingerbread Friends
The Gingerbread baby tries to find a friend but instead is chased by a hungry mama mouse, a cat, a dog, and a fox ,as he races home. Thanks to the boy Mattie who surprised the Gingerbread baby with new friends.

The Hat
The story is about Hedgie who finds a stocking and pokes his nose in and the stocking gets stuck on his prickles. One by one the farm animals see Hedgie with the stocking who is pretending that he is wearing a hat. Jan Brett's luminous paintings of a Scandinavian farm are bathed in northern light, in this delightfully companion book to The Mitten.

The Mitten
Jan Brett has created a dramatic and beautiful picture book. She brings the animals to life with warmth and humour and according to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes from. How the eight animals find comfort in the mitten is amazing and only she could do this.