Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Valentine Mice

Valentine Mice

Bethany Roberts
Illustrator:  Doug Cushman 
Picture Book
For ages 2 to 4
Clarion Books, 2001   ISBN: 978-0618051526

The mice are out and about and today they are doing something very special indeed - today they are delivering Valentines to all the animals in the woods. It is a snowy day so there is much slipping and sliding, sledding and, for one little mouse, an unexpected fall of snow.

Much joy is to be had in the delivering of the Valentines both in the delivering of them and in the receiving them. Rabbits, badgers, squirrels, beavers, foxes, moose, and even the skunks get little cards with hearts drawn on them. The question everyone has after the deliveries are over is where is the missing little mouse who was with them at the beginning of the day?

Together Bethany Roberts and Doug Cushman present a picture of a Valentine’s Day when everyone gets a card and when everyone can have a Valentine’s hug from those they love. It is warm, comforting, and will surely delight little mouse fans.