From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2—Mouse parents Mildred and Sam send their children off to Mrs. Sunnyseed's class, where they experience show-and-tell, take a field trip, and learn about planets. The topics are presented in three short chapters, and the soft-hued illustrations are appealing. However, the story is tinged with worry. Though Sam reminds his wife that "It is not that far," Mildred frets each time her children embark on a new adventure. Collicott plays up the fear factor by employing a peculiar device. Repeatedly, the mice children share a single dream in which they must confront threatening animals, such as an oversize moth, an enormous frog, and sky kittens, which put an end to imagined journey. Instead of focusing on children adjusting to school, this is a hovering-parent tale.—Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT
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About the Author
Sharleen Collicott is the author and illustrator of Toestomper and the Caterpillars, Seeing Stars, Mildred and Sam, and Mildred and Sam and Their Babies. She is also the illustrator of The Chicken Sisters by Laura Numeroff and Which Witch is Which? by Judi Barrett. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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