Title: The Little Drummer Mouse
Author/Illustrator: Mercer Mayer
Publisher: Dial Books For Young Reders
Ages: 4 to 8
Synopsis: On the very first Christmas, many came from far and wide to celebrate the birth of a child. Three kings arrived bearing generous gifts but what did a little drummer mouse have to offer a king?
Why you should read it: My favorite children's book author has to be the wonderful Mercer Mayer. I grew up loving his Little Critter series and his twist on the traditional Nativity story is no different. The illustrations are mesmerizing and the story carries readers on an intimate journey through the snowy woods all the way to a tiny crib in a lowly stable. Not only is the little drummer mouse adorable, I like how he discovers HIS gift is just as important as all the others. I can see this lovely picture book becoming a Christmas Eve reading tradition in families for years to come.
Like-O-Meter Rating: 5 out of 5...grab it!