So pleased to share this awesome review of Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! by Mother Daughter Book Reviews…
My Review by Renee
My Thoughts: Sherrill Cannon delivers another whimsical rhyming tale with an important underlying lesson about learning to be a good listener in the delightful Mice & Spiders & Webs … Oh My! I love being surprised when reading a story, and this newest tale by one of our favorite picture book authors certainly delivers!
In Mice & Spiders & Webs … Oh My!, the reader is introduced to Rosemary who comes home from school distressed after her teacher tells the students that a mouse and a spider are soon coming to the class. Or at least, that’s what Rosemary HEARD the teacher say. In order to put her daughter’s mind at ease, Rosemary’s mother takes her to see the teacher who explains exactly what was said. Turns out that Rosemary had not listened very carefully to her teacher; but, you’ll have to read the story to discover what the teacher actually said (definitely worth a chuckle!)
I love Sherrill Cannon’s style. She is an absolute master of rhyming (no, seriously, I don’t know how she does it!). Each story features a relatable main character who is always a young girl or boy the same age as the target audience. There is always an important message underlying the story (in this case, about being a good listener) and the illustrations are so kid-friendly. In true Cannon style, the illustrations feature characters from previous books as well as the covers from her other books in the background. I love this added element of “hide-and-seek”. It’s value-added for true Sherrill Cannon fans.
My Bottom Line: Mice & Spiders & Webs… Oh My! features a wonderful rhyming tale with an important underlying message about “being a good listener”. As an added bonus, the book also features bright and kid-friendly illustrations with cameo appearances of characters and covers from previous books. I highly recommend this (and other books by Sherrill S. Cannon) for children ages 4 to 8 years.
Here is the link, for the complete Review: Mother Daughter Book Review
Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! is illustrated by Kalpart, as are all of my books! The artists are now working on my 2016 release, The Golden Rule.