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Like Rosemary Wells's Read to Your Bunny and with the charm of The Wonderful Things You Will Be, this gorgeous book will surely appeal to families who want their children to become lifelong readers.Long before the words make sense, Mousie,I will read to youThe simplest story,about an acorn that drops to the ground.So begins this warm and poignant picture book that follows a mama mouse and her baby mouse on the little mouse's journey to becoming a reader--from infancy, to toddlerhood, to elementary school, and beyond. When Mousie is little, Mama sings him lullabies about the sky, repeats back his DA DA DEES and BA BA BEES, and reads him poems and stories about wonderful things like forests and bears. Then one day, on a playground next to the library, Mousie sounds out a word, then two, then three . . . and a reader is born!Inspired by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation to read aloud to your children from the day they are born, here is a charming picture book that celebrates families reading together.

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Rachael Cole

Rachael Cole is a children's book writer, illustrator and surface designer. She is also the art director for Schwartz & Wade Books, a children's book division within Random House Children's Books, and is part of Ladies Drawing Night, now a book co-authored with illustrators Leah Goren and Julia Rothman. Rachael lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with her husband and moon loving son. They enjoy taking evening walks to see the moon, which is where the idea for CITY MOON germinated. Rachael and her son also currently love to learn about scientific topics like; where does the wind come from? Rachael is an active member of the illustration community, having served on the board of ICON7 - The Illustration Conference, the American Illustration and Society of Illustrators juries, and has taught courses in Children's Book illustration at the School of Visual Arts.

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