Children’s book ‘Little Mouse Helps Out’ by Riikka Jäntti – Review

The new book ‘Little Mouse Helps Out’ is about a day in a small kid (with a big personality)’s life. With a rather eventful day, any toddler will relate to, this book is sure to become another read-aloud favourite for both young children and parents alike.

Riikka Jantti is a Helsinki-based well-loved Finnish author and illustrator who’s works have been published in Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Japanese, Chinese and English. In 2009 Jäntti won the first ever Tieto-Lauri, an award for children’s and juvenile non-fiction, for her illustrations in the children’s book ‘Jungle Dance’.

Although the story ‘Little Mouse Helps Out’ only evolves around one day, it is a rather eventful book with all the adventures that can happen in a toddler’s life. So what’s the plot? It’s an exciting day for Little Mouse. Who likes to do most things independently.

Little Mouse tries to do everything himself, but not without accidents…

And this day he has a playdate with his friend Pip to look forward to. Whilst waiting he wants to help Mummy Mouse with cleaning, laundry, and cooking. Then it’s playtime with his friend Pip; building tents, play tag, hide and seek, knights on horseback and lego – before having some down time together. It’s all about playing and learning how to share, whilst staying friends.

The book is perfectly suited for preschool children (from 1 to 4 years), richly illustrated in watercolours to keep the little little ones entertained and interested. It’s a book that children with a growing sense of independence easily can relate to. And as a rather eventful tale with a very happy and calm ending (spoler alert…) – we think ‘Little Mouse Helps Out’ makes the perfect bedtime story.

Product details – ‘Little Mouse Helps Out’
Hardcover: 40 pages
Age Range: 1 – 4 years
Language: English
Price: £7.99
Published: 11 May 2017 by Scribe UK

‘Little Mouse Helps out’ is the second picture book from Riikka Jäntti after her debut book from last year, ‘Little Mouse’. The first book had raving reviews;

“My three year-old granddaughter enjoys this very much indeed. As well as being a good read at bedtime, it has encouraged a lot of inventive play. I have already pre-ordered the next in this series.”
Source: Amazon

This post is not sponsored as such but the book was given to us to review. The review is part of a blog tour, organised by Scribe UK. Click on the links below to see what the other blogs thought about the book!

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