Mr Postmouse goes on Holiday by Marianne Duboc. Pub. Book Island, 2017.
A splendid sequel to the first Mr Postmouse picture book which is also reviewed on this blog.
Mr Postmouse his wife and three children go on a World holiday, but of course a postmans lot is never done and he takes some mail to deliver as well.
They visit a forest and a beach then take a cruise ship to a volcanic island, a camel train across the desert and to other exotic locations.
Each two page spread has it’s own story to tell and detail for children to ponder over. For example in the forest we meet Hansel and Gretel on their way to the house made of sweets and gingerbread.
There are also little bubles that look at creatures living their lives underground, there is even an igloo.
Lots of fun in this easy to read publication.
Here Comes Mr Postmouse by Marianne Dubuc. Pub. Book Island, 2016.
This is a picture book that you need to look at many times due mainly to the detail and quality of the illustrations.
Mr Postmouse needs to deliver postage to a wide variety of characters from Mr Bear who is awaiting a letter from his aunt, to Mrs Octopus who lives in a sunken ship with a treasure pot within. Penguin’s place is pretty cold and Mrs Turtle has a mobile home.
The home of each character is shown in cross-section and there is a lot going on in each home.
Of course it has to be someone’s birthday but who will get the birthday card?
Simple text and witty illustrations from the same author that gave us The Lion and the Bird, one of my favourite picture books also reviewed on this blog.
Good for juniors and primary students and a great book to share with your children.This book will be history soon as postmen seem to be an endangered species as people contact each other electronically.