Review: The Mother’s Day Mice by Eve Bunting & Jan Brett (Illus.)

It’s Mother’s Day and the three mouse brothers, Biggest, Middle, and Little, have only a short time to get their presents.


Release Date: 1986 by Clarion Books
Source: Borrowed from EPL

Although the age of the book generally says something about the content this book is great because the moral has never changed. A timeless classic could almost describe this picture book, but I could definitely give it a few more years.

Anthropomorphic mice makes this story quite cute as we follow the Mouse children as they wake early Mother’s Day morning to collect fresh gifts for their momma. Biggest and Middle Mouse had easy ones but Little had a very difficult one that was being guarded by the cat. Much to Little Mouse’s disappointment  Biggest Mouse convinced him it wasn’t worth risking your life over and that he should find a different gift idea.

At the end, even though Little Mouse didn’t carry a Wish Flower or delicious strawberry he was sure his momma would love this gift. He was right, and he signed it “The song is from all of us.”

It was a happily ever after moment. Where the brightly Dutch-like clothed mice hugged and sang on a very special Mother’s Day.

4 Star signature


About Black ' n Write Reviewer

Library Tech grad who is currently working on a BA in Political Science and filling all her time with books.
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