Enormouse by Angie Morgan

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Enormouse by Angie Morgan

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Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Zoe Morris
Reviewed by Zoe Morris
Summary: A sweet book about valueing differences and being true to yourself, this is sure to delight.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 32 Date: October 2013
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
ISBN: 978-1847804488

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Enormouse isn’t quite like the other mice. He’s big. Really big. And while his great size can be a useful thing (he can reach into high cupboards when they’re foraging, he can carry more cheese), that doesn’t stop the others laughing at him.

One day they come across a book, crack it open for a quick read (for these are well brought up and well educated mice) and realise what’s been wrong all this time – Enormouse isn’t a big mouse, he’s a normal sized rat! That explains it all. Feeling like he doesn’t fit in, Enormouse leaves home and sets off to find the rats’ house. The rats are friendly and welcome him in, but still something’s not right and Enormouse is lost. He doesn’t belong anywhere, poor thing.

This is the cutest book! Everyone is nice in it, both the mice and the rats, friendly and polite. And everyone is adorable, even if the rats do live in grotty, smelly conditions. The message of the book is that who you are comes from within, and it’s not based on what you look like. It’s nice because ultimately it shows differences in a positive light, showing what Enormouse can do that helps the others. As someone who was the smallest in the class and was regularly dressed up, drawn round and sent crawling into small places, it was nice to see the benefits of being unusually sized being celebrated.

It’s a book that’s well done. It’s fun to read or have it read to you, and it’s fun to look at because the pictures have been drawn with an adult eye, including lots of details that will make caregivers smile even if the little ones don’t notice all the subtleties.

I'd like to thank the publishers for sending us this book.

Especially appropriate for this time of year, Trixie The Witch's Cat by Nick Butterworth also gets the valuing differences message across in a nice way.

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