Something for You

Farrar. Nov. 2019. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780374312350.
PreS-Gr 1–A mouse goes to visit a friend only to discover that she is sick in bed. He does his best to care for her but then sets out on a journey to find something special to cheer her up. Along the way, he unearths lots of pretty objects; some are perfect for her and others are perfect for him. While collecting these gifts, he runs into a bit of trouble and loses everything. The disappointed mouse returns to his friend’s bedside empty-handed, but soon learns he already possessed the best gift of all—friendship. Mylie’s creative watercolor illustrations awaken this friendship story. Each illustrated panel is rich with such fine detail and soft coloring that the spare text is almost unnecessary.
VERDICT A timeless story about the beauty and value of friendship that young readers will want to revisit time and time again.

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