Your Hand in My Hand

illus. by Britta Teckentrup. 32p. Scholastic. Nov. 2015. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780545806428.
PreS—Adventure is in the air for this parent-child mouse pair experiencing the great outdoors together. The colorful collage illustrations show them paw-in-paw, marveling at rainbows and forest flora and cuddling close, "untouched by the frost." The thick paper, earthy palette, and full-bleed layout attempt to elevate the perfectly lovely but utterly ordinary story line. The rhyming text makes this an easy read-aloud but one that is likely to appeal more to an adult's emotions than a child's sensibilities.
VERDICT The comforting refrain about holding hands gives this modest child appeal, but on a crowded shelf of similar stories, this book is a serviceable addition.

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