Patrick the mouse goes for a pleasant walk, oblivious to the many dangers that almost destroy him.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Patrick thinks the world a pleasant place; he is oblivious to the dangers around him and just as unaware of his narrow escapes. A hungry bird swoops and hits a branch just above him, and a hungry snake bites a pitchfork when the young mouse ducks to sniff a flower. All other dangers are unwittingly dodged until Patrick, aware of his final escape, exclaims, " 'That was a close one! Must be my lucky day!' " The illustrations, while depicting Patrick's near misses, fail to convey the sense of motion necessary to dramatize the action. The layouts are occasionally confusing, with some half-spreads running into each other and breaking the visual flow. While children may be drawn to the colorful, cartoonlike pictures, they are somewhat amateurish, and the rather mundane text fails to generate much excitement. Ron Roy's Three Ducks Went Wandering (Clarion, 1979) uses the same idea with more humor and success. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Dynamic illustrations in vivid colors animate this tale of Patrick the mouse, out for a stroll on a summery day. Patrick wanders through scenes of blossoms and lush vegetation, taking in the greenery, the bird songs and the scent of nectar. But he is blissfully unaware of his close calls with the perils on every spread. A hawk that tries to scoop him up crashes into a tree that Patrick happens to be passing under; a snake tries to bite him, but misses when Patrick bends down to sniff a buttercup. Rats are foiled by water that pours out of a drain at an opportune moment. And finally, narrowly avoiding first a mousetrap and then a human foot, Patrick realizes he's in trouble when a falling iron misses him by millimeters. "That was a close one," he says. "This must be my lucky day!" Children will relish the wacky humor and be reassured by Patrick's ultimate deliverance from harm. Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2089492
Book Description Hutchinson, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Look Out, Patrick! This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780091740351
Book Description Hutchinson 05/04/1990, 1990. Book Condition: used-good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780091740351
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003223664