Tuesday, 30 April 2019

"Charlie and Mouse: Even Better" by Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes (Chronicle Children's Books)

These two little scamps are utterly adorable, and we've really enjoyed previous books in this fantastic series, so let's dig into the superb "Charlie and Mouse: Even Better" by Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes.

Charlie and Mouse are two brothers who love getting up to all sorts of mischief. Their long-suffering parents love them to bits, and Laurel's brilliant observations of children's behaviour (and their parent's reactions!) are what make these stories great.

Four perfect little tales wrapped up in one book, with stunning art from Emily Hughes. So let's have a closer look.

It's Pancake Day, and if, like us, you spent a very messy couple of hours making pancake batter, covering your pancakes in glorious toppings and devouring them in a matter of seconds you'll love the first tale. Charlie and Mouse's mum gets some pretty odd requests for pancakes from her boys. First they want tiny itty-bitty baby pancakes. Then a pancake turtle, and finally a pancake dragon! But mum figures out the perfect way to put a stop to their pancake gluttony!

Poor Mom! Who on earth knows how to make a pancake dragon!!
The rest of these tiny little tales are equally charming as Charlie and Mouse go shopping with dad, try to come up with the perfect birthday present for Mom, and cope with a cookery disaster with some well-timed diversionary tactics.

Moms are amazing (like we didn't already know this!)
Sum this book up in a sentence: Ticklish tales that are perfect for little ones. We love 'em!

"Charlie and Mouse: Even Better" by Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes is out now, published by Chronicle Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).