Love this one!! PERFECT (yes, I had to do it) in every way.....any time of year!
Murray the mouse likes everything to be PERFECT including his perfect soup. Unfortunately as he sets out to make it one day, he realizes he is missing a carrot. How can he possibly make perfect soup without all the ingredients? With an ingredient missing it won't be, well, perfect. Murray goes to see farmer in hopes he will return with a carrot. The farmer needs help hauling logs and agrees to giving Murray a carrot if the mouse will help with that. Murray agrees to get the wood moved and heads out to ask Horse for help hauling the wood. Horse agrees if Murray can get him a jingle bell. This pattern continues throughout the book, while a snowman keeps showing up, trying to get Murray's attention. Finally Murray must find a way to cool down hot cocoa for Mrs. Wooley. Murray is so frustrated and about to give up hope when snowman offers to help cool down the hot cocoa. When asked what he wants in return....well, not going to tell you as that is the best part of the book (besides the ending) so you need to check it out!! Truly a PERFECT book to teach children the true meaning of Christmas or any holiday and the art of giving.
Text: 5 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 4 Buckeye leaves
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