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The Big House and the Little House by Yoshi Ueno, illustrated by Emiko Fujishima

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The Big House and the Little House by Yoshi Ueno, illustrated by Emiko Fujishima

$29.00
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Why Should I Like It?

The Short Reason

Translated from Japanese •  Tale of friendship  • Beautiful illustrations

The Longer Reason

Little Mouse and Big Bear live on opposite ends of the same road, and they both would like a friend. But every morning, Little Mouse and Big Bear pass by each other, unnoticed. Until one day, their eyes meet!

It’s a little awkward at first--as most new friendships can be--but soon enough they’re sipping warm tea together in Big Bear’s cozy home, and making plans to meet again the following Sunday.

When a nasty storm blows into town will it wreck everything they’ve built?

This tale of friendship and bravery will warm your heart like a cookie and a warm drink shared with a friend

 

Reviews

★ “Tender and companionable.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Lifting his friend’s house makes Big Bear a modest hero, but the drama doesn’t take over the story. Ueno’s leisurely pace and Fujishima’s comforting artwork create a bubble that surrounds and encloses readers, who come to feel part of Little Mouse and Big Bear’s world.” —Publishers Weekly

“The deeply textured illustrations, in pen and ink, watercolour, and coloured pencil, carry the emotional weight, ringing the changes on shades of blue and yellow and reminiscent, in the portrayal of trees, clouds, and waves, of the serenity and drama of Japanese woodblock prints.”—Horn Book 

Age: 2-6

Format: Hardback

Publication date: March 9 2021

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