Title: Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary
Author: Beverly Donofrio
Illustrator: Barbara McClintock
Publisher: Random House Kids
Publication Date: 2007
Awards: Kirkus Reviews Editor Choice Award, New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, Parents' Choice Recommended
Genre: Picture Book, Story within a Story, Fantasy
Audience: Gr. Pre-K-2

Overview: “Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary” is a parallel story where each character mirrors the other’s life in a fantasy world. Mary is unaware of the mouse behind her walls and the mouse doesn’t know about Mary until one day when their paths cross…

Activity: Make a list of activities that you do every day. What activities match with others in the group? Were you surprised by the results? Did you think of more activities once everyone revealed their list?

Reviewer’s Name: Darby Hewes