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May 01 2017

Mr Postmouse goes on holiday by Marianne Dubuc

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Book Island, 2017. ISBN 9781911496045
(Age: 3-5) Mr Postmouse goes on Holiday continues the mouse family's adventures, begun in Here comes Mr Postmouse as they travel by camel, hot air balloon and cruise ship to deliver parcels and visit with family and friends around the world.
Marianne Dubuc's lively illustrations are entertaining, filled with small detailed scenes just right for investigation and discovery. Similar in style to Richard Scarry's picture books, there are cutaway diagrams of plants, buildings and landscapes. Her background colour palette of earth and sky tones and careful placement of the main characters encourages development of directional tracking and anticipating the story text.
The story is a simple narrative, translated from Canadian French to English by Greet Pauwelijn.
This large picture book is suitable for sharing one to one, but is difficult to access for a larger group reading.
Rhyllis Bignell

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