The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, Hardback

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear Hardback

Illustrated by Don Wood

Part of the Child's Play library series

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big, Hungry Bear, even if it means sharing it with the reader.

The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world.

Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear...How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, 32 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Child's Play International Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780859531825



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I absolutely love this book. The pictures are amazing: so vivid and beautiful. This is such an adorable story, and it teaches a great lesson: sharing your treasures is much more enjoyable than hoarding them all for yourself! I also love how the bear is never revealed, but is such an integral part of the story. Don Wood has created a masterpiece.

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Who doesn't think this is the cutest book ever? That's what I thought. This is the first book I bought for my granddaughter when we started reading her bed time stories. I love the illustrations, colorful and well drawn but not real busy (like Richard Scarry books where there is too much going on) and not too many words on a page. It's a fun read, as kids books should be, without all the didacticism found in some children's stories. <br/><br/>My granddaughter is now 14 months old. I don't care what story I read to her, I have to read this one too EVERY night or she thinks it's not bedtime. It's the last page you see, the one that says, "The End." It has the mouse in his hammock, going to sleep. She has to say night, night (rather ni ni) to the mousey, and then I say good night to her, and she rolls over and goes to sleep. Cute.