I can’t wait to take Little Lucy berry picking this summer. I was hoping the berries might be ready but alas the local farms here say that they may not open for u-pick until mid June! We are still enjoying munching on lots of strawberries and this classic book is the perfect accompaniment to our strawberry snacks. Don Wood’s illustrations are filled with such warmth and the cute factor for me is over the top. Little Mouse looks so proud of himself as he gets ready to pick a beautifully ripe strawberry. However, when he finds out that the Big Hungry Bear can sniff out a strawberry under any and all circumstances, Little Mouse has to figure out a way to save his strawberry and keep that bear away. I must admit, I am partial to stories and illustrations about mice. As a child I was fascinated with their small worlds and this book is no exception. I loved reading it as a child and love it even more as I get to share it with my own. Be sure to check out the narrated version of the book on youtube and bring on the berries!
Title: The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear
Authors: Don and Audrey Wood
Illustrator: Don Wood