Monday, January 04, 2010

Another Winter Picture-Book

We snatch up any Mousekin books we can find at
library sales and second-hand shops.
They are all delightful, and this one is an especially cozy read:

Poor Mousekin's winter nest is blown out of the tree.
What's a poor mouse to do without a home in the cold, snowy winter?

Being a resourceful little mouse, he sets out to find a new one.

All the other woodland creatures seem to be safely tucked away,
but is there room for Mousekin to share?

We are beginning to worry about our little friend as he
encounters problems in his search for a winter hiding place.
You never know when you might run into a hungry predator!

Just when we think all is lost, the perfect solution appears.
But I don't want to give away the ending.....
you'll have to read it yourself!
What are your favorite wintertime picture books?


Blogger Richele said...

You find them at library sales?!? Shame on those libraries but very happy finds for you!

I would think those might be inspirational for our own nature journals.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I can they bear to mark "DISCARD" on such treasures? You wouldn't believe what I have found at sales that other parents are just passing over, and it's so sad what the shelves are filled with these days.

One of the reasons I buy books like Mousekin, even though Anna Rose is ten, is exactly that - for inspiration. She has a great talent for drawing wildlife and loves animals, so I try to find books with remarkable illustrations for her to copy.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Lynn Bartlett said...

Hi Emily,
It's so good to see you blogging again!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Marci said...

This book looks delightful. I love to have good children's books on hand. I will have to check this one out. :)

As far as knitting (the comment you left on my blog) I am a beginner knitter. There is a group of ladies in the fiber arts part of the homesteading forum that showed me this pattern I am using (lots of pictures) and they answer all my dumb little questions. :) That is how I have been able to do a sock.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Darling said...

What an adorable book! Unfortunately I cant think of a winter picture book. My kids are out of that stage. I do recall the book The Snowman. It had no words and the story was told through pictures. I suppose that and The Lost Mitten were my childrens favorites.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Mrs. Darling, I guess I'm just a kid at heart. I still have many of my daughter's older picture books because I enjoy looking at them myself, like The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Even though Anna Rose is ten, she still loves me to read them to her, too. The Snowman was made made into a lovely short film with hauntingly beautiful music - have you seen it?

1:36 PM  
Blogger GretchenJoanna said...

In all our years of homeschooling we never read these books, but they sound like treasures indeed. I'll have to keep an eye out, for the grandchildren's sake.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Gretchen, I just unearthed another one in a teetering pile of books I was going through in my living room. It's called Mousekin's Close exciting tale full of nature lore! Thank you for visiting my blog.

2:45 PM  

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