Mildred and Sam by Sharleen Collicott
(I Can Read Book 2)

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Mildred and Sam live in a tiny burrow underneath the daffodil roots. Sam is happy. Mildred is fidgety. No matter how hard Sam tries to fix up their house, Mildred insists that it is too small, especially if they ever have visitors.

So Mildred dreams about the exciting adventures a new house could bring, but discovers the greatest surprise is about to arrive at her very own door.


About Sharleen Collicott

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Sharleen Collicott is the author and illustrator of Toestomper and the Caterpillars, Seeing Stars, Mildred and Sam, and Mildred and Sam and Their Babies. She is also the illustrator of The Chicken Sisters by Laura Numeroff and Which Witch is Which? by Judi Barrett. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Published January 1, 2003 by Laura Geringer. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Over three short chapters, Mildred and Sam the mice send their brood off to school, on a field trip to the pond and on an imaginary trip to Saturn.

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Mildred is a nervous mother constantly worrying about her babies, but Sam is a calm dad who always reassures Mildred that “our babies will be just fine.” Each spread shows the parents taking the babies on an outing, followed by a related spread with the babies having a wildly creative dream inspi...

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Finally, the reasons for Mildred's "fidgeting" and nesting instincts are revealed: the couple welcomes eight new additions to their burrow—the payoff for Sam's feverish digging (to provide "plenty of room for visitors—just in case").

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