Run Home, Little Mouse by Britta Teckentrup
This lovely board book follows little mouse as he is heading home to his family. Oh no! He can’t remember the way! With a clever use of die-cuts, little mouse espies eyes in the dark and when the reader turns the page, the creature is identified. The refrain, “Run home, Little Mouse, as fast as you can!” follows as the reader cheers for the mouse. In actuality the creatures happen to be predators of mice but that is not shown at all. In fact, the creatures seem friendly and benign so little ones will not make that connection. In the end, little mouse makes it home safe and sound. This is an import from Germany and uses an unusual palette that works beautifully. Little ones will happily cheer for little mouse as he heads home for the night.