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- ISBN: 038575602X
- ISBN: 9780385756020
- ISBN: 0385756003
- ISBN: 9780385756006
- ISBN: 0385755996
- ISBN: 9780385755993
110 pages : illustrations, music ; 19 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 
|Summary, etc.:||To earn their Sow It and Grow It badge, Violet, Tigerlilly, and the other Mouse Scouts plant a vegetable garden.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 December #2
The author-illustrator of Perfectly Arugula (2009) and the Extraordinary Warren graphic novels enters chapter-book territory with this cheerful series starter. Timid Violet and exuberant Tigerlily are best friends and newly fledged Acorn Scouts trying to earn a "Sow It and Grow It" merit badge with their troop matesâhaughty Hyacinth; Petunia, with the crooked tail; Cricket, who's always nibbling; and allergic Junebug. Each mouse is identifiable in the gray-scale pencil and digital-media illustrations included on every spread, and Dillard incorporates selections from the Mouse Scout Handbook, which explains the requirements for the gardening badgeâthis troop's summer project. Some suspense is added to the simple plot when garden pests, small and then large, threaten their harvest until the resourceful friends find just the right defenses. Also included are the Mouse Scout pledge, the words and music to the Acorn Scout song, and a list of attainable badgesâsetting the stage for episodes to follow. Readers won't have to be scouts to enjoy this agreeable tale of friendship and gardening. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 April #1
The Mouse Scouts work on a new badge and make a surprising difference in this second series installment. Violet, Tigerlily, and their friends weave baskets, collect trash, and try to rescue their one-time enemy, the scary cat (or is it scaredy cat?) Big Red, who gets stuck in a tree. Tigerlily's ingenuity saves the day, and mechanically inclined readers will be fascinated by her pulley system, which is far more complex in the illustrations than as described in the text. Told in a third-person narrative with plenty of dialogue, the 10 chapters are liberally illustrated with amusing pencil drawings of the mice characters in action. Between chapters are excerpts from the Acorn Scout Handbook, which include solid advice (cat safety) and instructions for craft projects, such as making a log book. Readers will surely be eager for more badge-earning adventures in this appealing animal fantasy series. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Sarah Dillard was briefly a Brownie and a Junior Scout. She fondly remembers making macaroni necklaces and, less fondly, one horrible camping trip when she had to eat the worst oatmeal ever. On the brighter side, Sarah studied art at Wheaton College and illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. Some of her previous books include Perfectly Arugula and Extraordinary Warren. She lives in Waitsfield, Vermont, with her husband. Visit Sarah at sarahdillard.com.
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