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

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

Illustrated by Don Wood

Part of the Child's Play Library series

4.5 out of 5 (8 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: Big book
  • Pages: 32 pages, 32 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Child's Play International Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780859533300



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A young mouse finds a delicious strawberry and can't wait to take it home to eat later. However the mouse hears that a hungry bear is looking for the strawberry and can smell it no matter what. The mouse must find a way to get rid of the strawberry quick! A very cute read for young children. The illustrations go along with the book perfectly!

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This book is about a mouse who picks a strawberry to eat. The mouse then trys to hide the strawberry so the bear won't find it. Eventually the mouse decides to eat it to prevent the bear from getting it.The book is written and intended to be interactive as whoever is reading the book also becomes a character. The book is basically a conversation between the reader and the mouse. The mouse never actually speaks though. Which means the book is basicallly meant to be read aloud to children not for them to read on their own. The book is very good, I really liked the way it was written to include the reader and the audience.

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The illustrations of the mouse as he struggles to keep the bear from finding his gigantic strawberry are what really make this book. It is very engaging. The expressions on the mouse's face are absolutely priceless. A wonderful book to be used as a read-aloud, especially for younger children.

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This book was a childhood favorite of mine. The mouse learns of a bear that may come and take his strawberry. He does all he can to hide the strawberry: buries it under sand, disguises it, etc. The reader finally coaxes the mouse into sharing the strawberry with her because eating the strawberry is the only way the bear will not get it. This book teaches kids how to share and not be greedy. This is truly an adorable story that engages the reader.

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SUMMARY:A little mouse picks a strawberry, and the reader explains that bears LOVE strawberry's. The mouse tries many ways to hide from the bear, but the reader informs the little mouse there is only one way to keep the bear away! That one way is to cut it into two pieces and share it with the reader. PERSONAL REACTION:I thought this was a very cute book. The illustrations of the little mouse are precious. You can truly see the fear in his eyes! I also liked how the reader is an actual main character of the story. CLASSROOM EXTENSION:This would be a great asset to a lesson about sharing. Each child could bring a snack to share with the classroom as they read this story.I also think this would be a great way to introduce a lesson on healthy foods. The teacher could bring in fresh strawberries for the classroom, and explain how important eating right is. Anything ranging from a tiny mouse to a big bear needs to eat a healthy diet!

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