Me and You by Janet A Holmes and Judith Rossell
|Me and You by Janet A Holmes and Judith Rossell|
|Category: For Sharing|
|Reviewer: Keith Dudhnath|
|Summary: A rabbit and mouse spend their time hanging out and being friends, in this beautiful picture book which is perfect for reading together.|
|Buy? Maybe||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 24||Date: October 2008|
|Publisher: Little Hare|
You may be looking for the similarly-named Me and You by Anthony Browne.
A rabbit lists all the things he can do, from doing somersaults to blowing up bubbles, before finally revealing that the thing he likes best is being with you (where 'you' are his little mouse friend). Me and You is a beautiful picture book perfect for reading together, all building up to a big cuddle at the end.
The simple, clear and exciting text tells a lovely story, but as with all picture books, the pictures are the true strength. The rabbit and mouse are cute and gorgeous. Their surroundings are vibrant and thrilling. Everything's beautifully drawn. It's lots of fun to pore over every page, especially seeing what the mouse is up to. When he goes missing for a couple of pages, you can't wait for him to come back!
I am, of course, far more craggy and cynical than Me and You's intended audience, but I did find the last page to be a little schmaltzy. It's by no means a bad thing - who can really complain about love? I was a little surprised by the change of direction from handstands, swimming and sandcastles though. I suppose that says more about me than Me and You!
For a fun, light, engaging picture book, you can't go far wrong with Me and You. My thanks to the publishers for sending it to Bookbag.
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