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Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder


Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder
Published by Chronicle Books
Publication date: April 11, 2017
Picture Book, 48 pages
Illustrated by: Emily Hughes

Order the book: Chronicle Books
Author Site: laurelsnyder.com


Four hilarious stories, two inventive brothers, one irresistible 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 format perfect for children not quite ready for chapter books. 

Illustrator, Emily Hughes, is an illustrator (and sometimes writer) who lives in windy Brighton, England. Visit her online at Tumblr.


Snyder serves the stories with propulsive good cheer and a pleasing cadence.... A top-notch early reader, with words and art in perfect step.
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Four ebullient linked stories introduce the two eponymous brothers and their down-to-earth family.
Publishers Weekly, starred review

Plenty of repetition, short sentences, and wide spacing provide effective scaffolding for beginning readers.
—The Bulletin

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

Charlie and Mouse is the good stuff... Short and funny and even touching, these are characters your kids are going to want to spend a lot of time with. Let's hope Snyder and Hughes oblige them for the next few years.
—Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal


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. 

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