Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Bless This Mouse, by Lois Lowry
Favorite things: the beautiful and often funny writing style of Lois Lowry, the cute illustrations that brought a smile to my face, the different personalities of the various mice, the elements of bravery and wit, the funny solutions the mice came up with for their problems and the overall message of acceptance and equality.
Criticisms: the targeted demographic for this book is a bit younger than I like to read and younger than most of my favorites by Lois Lowry, so that was a personal disappointment for me, but there were some humorous moments and great characters to give it a bit more depth than your typical children's book, so that was okay after all and then there were quite a few church-related terms for me to learn and since I wasn't too good at remembering which area was which it gave me a foggy mental image at times.
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars! Pretty good for what it was, but a bit of a stretch from my personal reading tastes.
Note: I was able to read this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I did not pay for this book, however that did not affect my opinion or review in any way.