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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Crookston Public Library||E W (Text)||33500011163474||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||E W (Text)||33500011163466||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781442407572 (hardcover) :
- ISBN: 1442407573 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 20 x 23 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Beach Lane Books, 2010.
|Summary, etc.:|| Two mice have fun playing on a teeter-totter, but as more and larger friends join them, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay balanced.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 August #1
The concept of balance is gently introduced by WalshÃ¢â¬â¢s collage mice, reminiscent of Leo LionniÃ¢â¬â¢s, who build and play on a teeter-totter made out of a stick and a rock. The game attracts more and more animals, the teeter-totter seesawing up and down with each new arrival, until it collapses beneath the weight. Small in format like her earlier Mouse Paint (1985) and Mouse Count (1991), this is just the right size for small hands and for sharing one-on-one and also offers an opportunity to talk about the different elements of the story, including cooperation, creativity, and sharing as well as basic physics and math. The clean layoutÃ¢â¬"featuring a white background; large, black typeface; and colorful animalsÃ¢â¬"allows young readers to focus on whatÃ¢â¬â¢s happening, and the neat story ends satisfyingly where it began, with just two mice left, free to play with each otherÃ¢â¬"and their stick and rockÃ¢â¬"once again. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.
Ellen Stoll Walsh has written and illustrated numerous beloved books for children, including Balancing Act and the bestselling modern classics Mouse Paint and Mouse Count. She lives in upstate New York.
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