Sometimes we need something sweet and earnest. I highly recommend the gentle mischief and hijinks of two young brothers, Charlie and Mouse, in this charming early chapter book. With the irrepressible logic of childhood, they draw out the neighborhood for an unplanned block party and evade bedtime with their semi-clever wiles. And for a read-aloud for visiting grandparents, the sequel Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy pokes gentle fun at intergenerational friendship. Ages 6–8.
Four hilarious children's stories, two inventive brothers, one irresistible and award-winning beginner chapter book. Join Charlie and Mouse as they talk to lumps, take the neighborhood to a party, sell some rocks, and invent the bedtime banana. With imagination and humor, Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes paint a lively picture of brotherhood that children will relish in a beginning chapter book format; making this a perfect book for young readers graduating from picture books.
About the Author
Laurel Snyder is the author of many books for children. She lives and writes in a small yellow house in Atlanta, Georgia, which she shares with her husband and two sons.
Emily Hughes is an illustrator (and sometimes writer) who lives in windy Brighton, England.
"Charlie and Mouse has to be one of our favorites of the entire year, so far. It so easily elicits giggles!"--The Children's Book Review
"Delightful" - School Library Connection
"A top-notch early reader, with words and art in perfect step."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Filled to the brim with sincere, slice-of-life sibling moments."-The Horn Book Magazine
Washington Post Best Children's Books of the Year
Read On Wisconsin! State Reading List 2018-2019
Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year
"You can't get much sweeter than these two irresistible brothers who make their own fun." --Common Sense Media