For most field mice, winter means burrowing down and snuggling in. But not for Lucy! She loves snow crunching under her paws and wearing a fluffy wool hat. But most of all, Lucy loves to skate. The other mice just don’t understand. Can Lucy find a way to make her friends come out and “mice skate” too? A funny, punny, warmhearted love song to winter—and to one brave, bold mouse.
The story and illustrations are darling, though the text felt a little cheesy at times (no pun intended . . . there are quite a few cheese puns in the book!). Lucy loves winter and finally convinces her friends to love it by making hats and “mice skates” for them.
With subtle punny cheese comments, adorably illustrated mice (even in the opinion of someone who can’t stand rodents!) and lots of creative problem solving, this book is a winner that’s especially cute for winter but great for any season.
ANNIE SILVESTRO is the author ofBunny’s Book Club (Doubleday), which Kirkus called “a sweet salute to reading.” When not writing, Annie works as a consultant in her family’s finance business and serves on the board for Seas It, a cancer charity that promotes recovery through recreation. She is passionate about children’s literature and is currently a Volunteer Coordinator for the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She resides in Rumson, NJ, with her husband and two boys, who also love to read, and a cat who does not.
Teagan White is a freelance illustrator who specializes in intricate drawings of flora and fauna. Originally from Chicago, Teagan now lives and works in Minnesota, where she received a BFA in illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2012. She is the cover artist for the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series by Jacqueline Kelly.