Mr. Postmouse's Rounds by Marianne DubucMr. Postmouse's Rounds by Marianne Dubuc

Mr. Postmouse's Rounds

byMarianne DubucIllustratorMarianne Dubuc

Picture Books | August 1, 2015

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In this bustling picture book, Mr. Postmouse carefully loads up his wagon and sets off to make the day's mail deliveries to all the animals on his route. Via cross-section drawings, readers get to peer inside each home Mr. Postmouse stops at, and every one is different, depending on the animals who live there. For example, there's a hole in the middle of the kitchen floor of the Rabbits' home that leads underground to where they sleep and eat. Mr. Snake's superlong home has heat lamps throughout its length. The Birds live in a tree house, and Mrs. Octopus in a sunken shipwreck. Mr. Bear's house has a beehive on the roof with an attached pipe that brings honey straight into the kitchen. Furnishings in Mrs. Fly's home are stuck to the ceiling.

Award-winning author and illustrator Marianne Dubuc is a master at clever, specific details in her drawings to bring each fully imagined animal and dwelling to life on the page. Though more whimsical and tongue-in-cheek than true, this is a terrific book for teaching children about the characteristics and diversity of animal life, including their habitats, their needs, how they live and what they eat. And it's also loads of fun. With so much going on across every spread, children will love poring over the pages on their own, discovering something new every time. Children are also likely to be inspired to create their own made-up stories about what activities are going on in each of the animal's homes in the book.
Marianne Dubuc wrote and illustrated In Front of My House, which was nominated for the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, and The Bus Ride, which received the 2015 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.Marianne Dubuc wrote and illustrated In Front of My House, which was nominated for the 2011 Mari...
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Title:Mr. Postmouse's RoundsFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:24 pages, 12.12 × 9.88 × 0.38 inPublished:August 1, 2015Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771385723

ISBN - 13:9781771385725

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very imaginative illustrations My 4 year old daughter and I love this book. Every detail in the pictures tells a story!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book! Loved this book so much that I decided to send my daughter postcards from Mr. Postmouse every month the last couple years. She is tickled pink by them, and I cannot wait to give her the second in the series.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Such a lovely book! Great illustrations by Dubuc, as always!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cutest Illustrations My daughter and I love this book. The illustrations are beautiful and very detailed. The story is sweet and it is fun to step into the world of a little mouse mail carrier. We are very excited about the sequel!
Date published: 2017-01-31

Editorial Reviews

Every time we read this book, we noticed new things in the drawings. Fantastic!-Globe and Mail