Book Review: Little Mouse Helps Out by Riikka Jäntti

I have a confession to make. When I heard that there was a follow up to Riika Jäntti’s charming Little Mouse, I was as delighted as my daughter. The second book in the series continues the adventures of Little Mouse, as he helps Mummy Mouse in preparation for a visit from his friend. The book is beautifully illustrated with sublimely coloured pictures and lots of detail that could be missed on an initial read. Little Mouse’s big personality once again makes an appearance, to which parents will easily be able to relate! As always, Mummy Mouse prevents any tantrums from becoming full blown in her gentle and easy manner.

The facial expressions that Riika creates for her characters are incredible and they are exactly that; characters with character. Not only can parents relate to the story, but children can too due to the characterful depictions of the mice. It is comforting to see that Little Mouse is praised for his contributions helping round the house, which will encourage young ones to want to help their parents, too. He doesn’t always get things right, but he definitely tries his hardest.

To conclude, Riika has once again created another perfect book for children that is fun to look at and enjoyable to read. I, I mean, my daughter will be looking forward to more books from this talented writer.

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6 Comments

  1. May 13, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Sounds a great book. I love the faces little mouse is pulling in the blog tour graphic 🙂
    #ToTT

    • Heidi
      May 13, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      It’s a fantastic children’s book! Little Mouse loves pulling faces :-). xx

    • Heidi
      May 13, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      It’s such a lovely children’s book Lindsay. I really hope that it isn’t the last instalment. xx

  2. May 13, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    So clever 🙂 This sounds a fab read Heidi x

    • Heidi
      May 13, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      It’s amazing. Our daughter absolutely loves this book. xx

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