Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Children's Book Review: Mr. Postmouse's Rounds by Marianne Dubuc

I received a free temporary ecopy of this picture book from Netgalley and Kids Can Press in exchange for an honest review. 

Title: Mr. Postmouse's Rounds
Author: Marianne Dubuc
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publication Date: August 1, 2015

Mr. Postmouse has loaded up his wagon and is ready to deliver the mail. From the lofty heights of the Birds' tree houses to the inky depths of Mrs. Octopus's ship, the intrepid letter carrier lets nothing stand in the way of his deliveries. Each spread features whimsically detailed interiors of creatures' homes, which readers will pore over for delightful surprises. This is a charming introduction to the postal system and an imaginative survey of different types of homes. 

My Thoughts:
Mr. Postmouse's Rounds is a delightful look into the career of a postal worker as shown by an anthropomorphized mouse and all the other animals that he delivers mail to. He starts his day by loading up his wagon with all the parcels he will deliver. He gives us a look into the uniquely interesting homes of each animal that he visits. 

I loved all the little insights into each animals personal life and home space; from how bear gets his honey to how the alligator family keeps their house nice and humid. I loved how the clocks in each home show the time progression throughout the day. It was interesting and educational to see what each animal eats and how they store their food, how they sleep, and what they do with their time in their own personal space. 

There's so much going on in this book if you take the time to look closely. I enjoyed the inclusion of famous tales such as Goldilocks, the three pigs, and Little Red Riding Hood. The details are whimsical and fun with lots to look at. I read through the story a number of times and still found something new each time! 

This book will keep kids entertained for a long time; from learning about animals habits and habitats, to exploring the architecture of each dwelling. Mr. Postmouse's Rounds has a little something for every reader to enjoy. 

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