The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

by Audrey Wood, Don Wood

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Overview

Who likes strawberries? The mouse does. The bear does, too, but the reader plays the key role!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859530125
Publisher: Child's Play-International
Publication date: 02/15/1987
Series: Child's Play Library Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 18,695
Product dimensions: 9.62(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author


Audrey Wood is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House, Piggies, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, Heckedy Peg, and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were illustrated by her husband, Don Wood. The Woods divide their time between California and Hawaii.

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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tells little kids to protect what is theirs from anyone, no matter how big and strong. Also, the book lets the reader decide outcomes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 2year old loves this book, I read it every night and at least 5 times a day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 12 and yet still love this book. This along with 'Silly Sally' have been treasured for years! Both are Need-to-read books, enjoyable to not only kids, but even parents, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All three of my children loved this book...they are all in their twenties now!! I am giving this book, along with Quick as a Cricket, as baby gifts! The story and the illustrations are so beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of my favorites when I was about 6 years old. I'm 22 now and when the time comes, I'll read this book to my children.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is written in the form of a narrator talking directly to the main character, the little mouse. (Spoiler alert - there probably isn't really a bear.)Very cute, very simple - each page has only one or two lines on it - and some clever illustrations (one one page, the mouse disguises his strawberry in a pair of fake glasses with a nose).Only thing is that this book has been abridged slightly. The non-board book versions have a few illustrations that were left out of this version, and some of the two-page spreads in the other versions were cut down into one page in this version, making a few pages look a little choppy. Also, the last page of the book has become this book's back cover and blurb.It doesn't ruin the book, or make it close to unreadable, but if I had to do it again I'd just buy the longer version to start with.
fullerl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Mouse is just about to pick a scrumptious looking strawberry when he learns about the Big Hungry Bear. The Big Hungry Bear loves red ripe strawberries! Out of fear of the bear, Little Mouse goes to great lengths to keep his strawberry safe, including nailing windows shut and barring doors. Finally he decides there is only one way to keep his strawberry safe from the Big Hungry Bear...he eats it himself! The beautiful illustrations pay careful attention to details, such as each little seed on the strawberry and the blush in the mouse's cheeks. This is a story that is a joy to read again and again.
elkeursin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is just great! Loved it!!!!
ginarentz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I love this cute picture book that has an adorable little mouse that tries to hid his strawberry from the big hungry bear. We left this one at the beach one time and had to turn around to get it. We both love this book and I am a hungry bear and she is the mouse that tries to hid it from me!!
rebecca401 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The illustrations of the mouse as he struggles to keep the bear from finding his gigantic strawberry are what really make this book. It is very engaging. The expressions on the mouse's face are absolutely priceless. A wonderful book to be used as a read-aloud, especially for younger children.
DanMan22 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a mouse who picks a strawberry to eat. The mouse then trys to hide the strawberry so the bear won't find it. Eventually the mouse decides to eat it to prevent the bear from getting it.The book is written and intended to be interactive as whoever is reading the book also becomes a character. The book is basically a conversation between the reader and the mouse. The mouse never actually speaks though. Which means the book is basicallly meant to be read aloud to children not for them to read on their own. The book is very good, I really liked the way it was written to include the reader and the audience.
lwmasters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young mouse finds a delicious strawberry and can't wait to take it home to eat later. However the mouse hears that a hungry bear is looking for the strawberry and can smell it no matter what. The mouse must find a way to get rid of the strawberry quick! A very cute read for young children. The illustrations go along with the book perfectly!
esproull on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this book, a little mouse picks a giant strawberry from the vine. The narrator then tells the mouse that the big hungry bear can smell a strawberry from a mile away and no matter how it is hidden, disguised, or kept in a safe place, the bear is sure to find it. Finally, the narrator convinces the little mouse that the only way to keep the bear from getting the strawberry is to cut it in half and share it. Colorful, detailed pictures help to tell the story.
whitneyfarmer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
SUMMARY:A little mouse picks a strawberry, and the reader explains that bears LOVE strawberry's. The mouse tries many ways to hide from the bear, but the reader informs the little mouse there is only one way to keep the bear away! That one way is to cut it into two pieces and share it with the reader. PERSONAL REACTION:I thought this was a very cute book. The illustrations of the little mouse are precious. You can truly see the fear in his eyes! I also liked how the reader is an actual main character of the story. CLASSROOM EXTENSION:This would be a great asset to a lesson about sharing. Each child could bring a snack to share with the classroom as they read this story.I also think this would be a great way to introduce a lesson on healthy foods. The teacher could bring in fresh strawberries for the classroom, and explain how important eating right is. Anything ranging from a tiny mouse to a big bear needs to eat a healthy diet!
jessgee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book is about a mouse who wants to protect his red ripe strawberry from a big hungry bear. The big hungry bear is telling the mouse about how bears love red ripe strawberries, but the mouse doesn't know that the bear is actually the big hungry bear. The bear works this to his advantage, and talks the mouse into sharing his strawberry with him.Personal Reaction:This book was a fun book to read, because the pictures were so cute. The big hungry bear is quite the manipulator though. Extension Ideas:I could maybe use this book to talk about sharing, because in the end the mouse does share his strawberry with the bear.I could use this book if we were doing a unit on eating healthy foods, or about gardening.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was a childhood favorite of mine. The mouse learns of a bear that may come and take his strawberry. He does all he can to hide the strawberry: buries it under sand, disguises it, etc. The reader finally coaxes the mouse into sharing the strawberry with her because eating the strawberry is the only way the bear will not get it. This book teaches kids how to share and not be greedy. This is truly an adorable story that engages the reader.
AmyElizabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. The pictures are amazing: so vivid and beautiful. This is such an adorable story, and it teaches a great lesson: sharing your treasures is much more enjoyable than hoarding them all for yourself! I also love how the bear is never revealed, but is such an integral part of the story. Don Wood has created a masterpiece.
Annieee More than 1 year ago
This is another of my daughter's favorite books from her early years. We will keep the older versions, and now that she will have a baby of her own to share books with, they will have brand new books to enjoy together. The illustrations in this book are lovely, and the story is fun for all ages.
SKB61 More than 1 year ago
Was one of my children's favorite books. Bought for my grandchildren. Just as I remember! The illustrations are wonderful and the book is fun to read!
Shauna_Ann_D More than 1 year ago
The book is great for doing sign language with preschool aged kids. However when I ordered it in store to have sent to my house, I was told it would arrive within 3 days and I didn't get it for a week and a half.
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mollybell92 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book. I sent this to my nephew
pmo More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. Received this book as a gift many years ago when our daughter was a baby...we now buy it for all the little one that come into our lives. Perfect Gift !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this book! So cute, colorful and a fun story. My kids are older now but I am buying if for our former babysitter/ adopted daughter as she now has a baby. highly recommend it!