Recently, I was asked by an author to review her first ever children’s book. The book is titled LITTLE MOUSE’S SWEET TREAT by Shana Hollowell, a Virginia based writer.
I found this book to be a ‘fast read’ which is a great feature as the age group the book is geared towards isn’t known for their patience! The author uses simple sentence structure and short paragraphs in an effort to keep her young readers’ interest. The author also uses rhyme, repetition, and onomatopoeia to help her young readers predict what will happen. She does a nice job using questions to create a journey for the mouse and thus move the plot along. The problem in the story is spot on - what child doesn’t like sweets - and therefore children will be able to identify with mouse’s dilemma easily. The mouse shows persistence which is an important trait for children to learn in order to accomplish goals. I also loved the illustrations! The colors were soothing and didn’t make the pages busy.
If you are interested in purchasing this book, you can do so through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.