The Very Busy Day by Diane Hendry

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For busy grown-ups and the children who love them, here is a charming picture book about the best way to spend a sunny day, kid-style versus adult-style.

Big Mouse works in the garden-digging, planting seeds, and picking weeds. It's hard work, and he'd love some help from Little Mouse. But his young friend seems too preoccupied with daydreams and games to lend a paw. Just when an exhausted Big Mouse has had enough of Little Mouse's laziness, Little Mouse proves that his day has been busy, too.

Big Mouse and Little Mouse, stars of the bedtime book The Very Noisy Night, will amuse parents and children with another all-too-familiar battle of wills. Their lively story is paired with colorful, cluttered scenes in which clothespins, sink plugs, forks, and other cheerful household detritus find second use as mouse tools and furniture-a homey setting for a true-to-life tale.

About Diane Hendry

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Jane Chapman graduated from college with a First Class Honors degree in illustration. She is an award winning illustrator who works under the name Jane Chapman and under her pseudonym Jack Tickle. She has had more than 75 titles published in more than 20 countries. She is perhaps best known for her illustrations in Karma Wilson's 'Bear' books, an internationally bestselling series which has garnered a string of awards including the Oppenheim Platinum Book Award for 'Bear Snores On'. In 2012 her title Bear Says Thanks with Karma Wilson made The New York Times Best Seller List.
Published August 31, 2001 by Little Tiger Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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As Big Mouse works in the garden, he tries to enlist the help of Little Mouse, but Little Mouse begs leave: ā€œIā€™m busy thinking about my dream.ā€ Big Mouse continues to hector Little Mouse: come plant the seeds;

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Big Mouse and Little Mouse are back, after The Very Noisy Night, to lend a hand in The Very Busy Day by Diana Hendry, illus.

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