Mercer Mayer. New. No Jacket Issued. Book CONDITION: NEW 2006 Scholastic paperback, third printing. Detailed, colorful and sweet illustrations by the Author. K+. CONTENT: During the holiday season, many of us can be caught humming along to the catchy and dearly loved Christmas carol "The Little Drummer Boy." Now Mercer Mayer revisits this tale of the first Christmas with a wonderfully endearing twist. In a quaint woodland setting that bustles with animals and activity, the timid little drummer mouse plays his acorn drum wherever he goes. Then, one night, a bright star leads him to a stable. To the mouse's amazement, Mary invites him to play his drum for the new king. Children will relish the moment when the little drummer mouse realizes that no matter how small he is, he is a part of this exciting event. Mercer Mayer's glowing and friendly artwork brings enormous charisma to this cozy version of the Nativity, and parents will appreciate this retelling that makes the meaning of Christmas accessible to little ones. K+.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-09-25 Mayer's (the Little Critter books; There's a Nightmare in My Closet) little mouse, a furry fellow inspired by the "Little Drummer Boy" carol, is the runt of his very large family. The little mouse is given a tiny acorn drum so that his mother will always hear him. Though the other haughty forest animals tease him about his "music," the little drummer mouse's playing is at last appreciated by the child king born in a nearby stable. Ink-and-watercolor scenes filled to bursting with woodland activity and illuminated by starlight offer young readers much to explore. Ages 4-up. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.