Mouse and Mole, characterized perfectly in gentle and spare watercolors, are back in their fifth book together – this time to celebrate Halloween! First, they must carve pumpkins and enter them in a competition. Then there’s preparing their costumes. And then the trick-or-treating. All the while, Mole is trying hard not to be scared of many spooky happenings surrounding Halloween. These early reader chapter books are a great combination of humor and sweetness.
— From Mouse and Mole: A Perfect Halloween
Share another vibrant autumn season with Mouse and Mole in the sixth installment of this Geisel Honor Award–winning series.
"Eeny, meeny, miny, mumpkin —Which of you will be my pumpkin?” Mouse likes Halloween.
In fact, Mouse loves Halloween. And with only a few days to go before the big day, Mouse has lots of preparations to make. There are decorations to hang up and pumpkins to carve — especially for the big pumpkin-carving contest! Mole does not like Halloween nearly as much. It is scary. It is creepy. And who left that broom on the front step? Thankfully a pumpkin-carving contest is not too scary.
But the pumpkin-carving contest is just the beginning of Mouse and Mole’s Halloween adventures. What’s Mouse to do when her best friend has turned into a big Scaredy-Mole?
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award Winner Wong Herbert Yee is a master of combining text and illustration for this age group. His onomatopoeic language paired with his vibrantly stylized illustrations make for an early reader series that is both artful and accessible.
About the Author
Wong Herbert Yee lives in Michigan, where he writes and illustrates books for children including the Mouse and Mole series and the Fireman Small series. For a complete list of books by Wong Herbert Yee, visit www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com. For more information about Wong, visit his Web site at http://hometown.aol.com/wongherbertyee/
"Newly independent readers will find much humor and some challenging words, but Yee’s small gouache-and–litho pencil illustrations cue perfectly.—Kirkus Reviews, starred review