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Thief River Falls Public Library e COR (Text) 35500006540825 New Available -
Bagley Public Library J COR (Text) 33500013525001 New Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780759554870
  • ISBN: 0759554870
  • ISBN: 9780759554863
  • ISBN: 0759554862
  • Physical Description: 79 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"Cornbread LOVES planning. Poppy does not. Cornbread ADORES preparing. Poppy does not. Cornbread IS ready for winter. not. But Cornbread and Poppy are the best of friends, so when Poppy is left without any food for the long winter, Cornbread volunteers to help her out. Their search leads them up, up, up Holler Mountain, where these mice might find a new friend...and an old one."-- Amazon.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8. Little, Brown and Company.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #2
    *Starred Review* As winter's first snowflakes fall, a well-­organized mouse named Cornbread feels content that he has enough food to last through the season. His friend Poppy, who always chooses play over work, has gathered very little. She proposes a scary solution: foraging on Holler Mountain. Thinking about its slippery rocks and predatory owls, they both shiver, but with no alternative, they pull a wagon up the mountainside. Along the way, they meet a vegetarian owl, who offers a lift to a friend's cabin. There Ms. Ruthie, a former neighbor, welcomes the mice, talks with them, and turns their wagon into a sled filled with her surplus foods. The grateful friends ski back home and restock Poppy's shelves. Readers expecting a predictable moral similar to that in Aesop's "The Grasshopper and the Ant" will particularly enjoy the unexpected twist at the story's end. While tales about "two good friends" are a long tradition in beginning-reader books, Cordell takes the convention and makes it his own. The well-differentiated main characters are equally likeable, and both are able to shift their views, based on their experiences. The text flows well, while the lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations deftly create settings and clearly reveal characters' emotions. A rewarding choice for young readers. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<b>Matthew Cordell</b> has illustrated many books for children including works of poetry, novels, and picture books, like <i>Bob, Not Bob!</i>, <i>Leaps and Bounce</i>, and <i>Rooting for You!</i>&#160;He has also created numerous picture books himself including&#160;<i>Hope</i>,&#160;<i>Wish</i>,&#160;<i>Dream</i>,&#160;<i>Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers</i>,&#160;<i>Bear Island,</i>&#160;and&#160;<i>Wolf in the Snow,&#160;</i>which was awarded the 2018 Caldecott Medal. Matthew lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, author, Julie Halpern, and their two children.<br>&#160;

Subject: Mice > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Mice > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Best friends.
Genre: Children's stories.
Juvenile works.
Animal fiction.
Picture books.

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