From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-- Many picture books focus on the problem of older children who must put up with tagalong younger siblings. This one tells of a young fieldmouse who would like to do things without older brothers hovering about, doing everything better than he does and diminishing his sense of accomplishment. Early one morning he slips out to the meadow alone and has a terrific time. But, little by little, he begins to miss them. Sharp-eyed youngsters will spot them lingering nearby in the foliage. They have a joyous reunion and take home a rich bounty of nuts and fruits and a special feather for their mother. Waddell's story pleasantly presents the subtle shades of emotions among siblings. Firth's softly muted watercolors spill across the pages, presenting a closeup look at a rustic world of verdant fields and forest. She also brings the characters to life with well-done facial expressions. A nice addition to collections of stories about families. --Judith Gloyer, Milwaukee Public Library
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"This team of author and illustrator never disappoints... The story conveys so clearly the joys and fears of seeking independence while emphasising the fact that brothers and sisters can be loved and loving." Best Books, Child Education; "A reverberating story." The School Librarian
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