When Hallie and Cory cross a magic branch that shrinks them to mouse size, they make the acquaintance of Mr. Snuggywhiskers–-the friendly, well-spoken mouse who lives in the tallest tree in their backyard. From the day that Hallie discovers his tiny red door to the moment that Hallie and Cory realize their mysterious connection with Mr. Snuggywhiskers, they find out how enWhen Hallie and Cory cross a magic branch that shrinks them to mouse size, they make the acquaintance of Mr. Snuggywhiskers–-the friendly, well-spoken mouse who lives in the tallest tree in their backyard. From the day that Hallie discovers his tiny red door to the moment that Hallie and Cory realize their mysterious connection with Mr. Snuggywhiskers, they find out how enchanting the world of Mr. Snuggywhiskers can be....
|Title||:||The Autumn Tales (Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||166 Pages|
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The Autumn Tales (Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers #1) Reviews
Reminiscent of the Betsy-Tacy and Ralph S. Mouse series!We need more children’s books like this one featuring realistic depictions of kids and their relationships — flawed, but wholesome and still possessing a child’s natural curiosity and innocence. Too many children’s books today seem like they were written to help the author work through personal traumas or tragedies from their own childhood, with characters that look like children, but think and act like adults (often providing unfortunate role models for young readers).The Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers is a different, more traditional, kind of escapism — grounded in reality, but without the snark, materialism and rude behavior common in books today. It reminded me a lot of the Betsy-Tacy stories by Maud Hart Lovelace and the Ralph S. Mouse and Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. The plot contains a dash of magic that sets events in motion, but the real focus of the book is on the relationships between the characters and the healthy friendships they share.Like the Betsy-Tacy books, the plot is episodic rather than a continuous narrative, featuring the everyday adventures of two young girls and their new-found mouse friend. There are no epic quests, no battles between good and evil, no aliens, superheroes or villains. Instead, you have a charming suburban tale of two sisters and a remarkable mouse. The book appears to be aimed at 7-to-10-year-olds. Some of the vocabulary might be a little difficult for a typical 7- or 8-year-old, but advanced younger readers will find a lot to delight and challenge them.P.S. The illustrations in the book are adorable, as they appear to have been drawn by one of the author’s children (who likely is in the book’s target age range). They have a lot of personality and may inspire other kids to express themselves artistically.
I know this book was recommended for 8-10 year olds but I am 12 years old and I absolutely loved this book! At first I didn’t want to tell my friends that I was reading it but when my boy cousin also 12 years old caught me reading it and I later found him reading it after dinner I knew it wasn’t just me. This book is truly a family book so there is no age limit on it. My mom let me get in bed with her every night until we finished it now I’m waiting for the next one so I can get back in mommy’s bed. I give this book, the author and the illustrator 5 stars!!!!
This is such a feel good book! Great for night time snuggle reading with the kids. I have a 12 year old daughter and a 12 year old nephew and they both loved the book and even volunteered to read it to younger kids in the family b/c they enjoyed it that much. Hats off to this writer she truly captivates the readers. It's so well written that I felt as if I was in the book myself. Also, it was the perfect touch to have the illustrations done by a child. Job well done!
This book was entered and was a FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:Title: Tales of Mr Snuggywhiskers: The Autumn TalesAuthor: C F CrawfordStar Rating: 5 StarsNumber of Readers: 22StatsEditing: 9/10Style: 9/10Content: 9/10Cover: 8/10Of the 22 readers:22 would read another book by this author.18 thought the cover was good or excellent.9 felt the characters were the best part of the book.10 felt the story was the best part of the book.3 felt the language was the best.Readers’ Comments‘This was lots of fun. I liked Mr Snuggywhiskers a lot. He has a cool name. The adventure is fun too. I liked the cover but it looked a bit messy.’ Boy, aged 8‘I liked that the mouse is very clever and I liked all the twists in the story. There’s lots happening from the beginning all the way to the end. I understood everything too.’ Girl, aged 8‘My class very much enjoyed this fun story. They felt it was packed full of imagination and they liked the fact that there would be more books about Mr. Snuggywhiskers. I particularly enjoyed the two sisters; they were good role models for the children.’ Primary school teacher, aged 43‘I read this with my daughter who is 7. She loved it and was totally engaged from page 1. The pics were lovely too. It had a sort of Enid Blyton feel to the story, sadly lacking in many children’s books. Excellent.’ Parent, aged 38‘I liked this a lot. Will there be more?’ Boy, aged 7‘Fantastically sweet and packed full of fun! A FINALIST and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers FavoriteTales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers: The Autumn Tales (Volume 1) is a children’s fantasy by C.F. Crawford. While climbing a tree in her backyard, Hallie touches a magic branch that shrinks her. She is also surprised to see a tiny door in the tree and enters a home occupied by Mr. Snuggywhiskers and his family of mice. They become friends and Hallie takes her sister Cory on other visits. Hallie takes Mr. Snuggywhiskers along when the family spends Thanksgiving at her grandmother’s home, and he stays with his cousin who lives in another magical tree. The mice invite Hallie and Cory to a party held in their grandmother’s Jacuzzi, (bring your own cheese) and the sisters sneak out the house to attend. Everyone is having a good time until the dreaded cat appears!These enchanting Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers: The Autumn Tales (Volume 1) is written by C.F. Crawford. This is such a delightful fantasy story and it is obvious from the writing that the author is not hesitant to jot down ideas on paper with a humorous imagination seen in the plot. There is never a dull moment. One of my favourite scenes is visiting Squirrel’s home while he is on his honeymoon, due to its good description. Mr. Snuggywhiskers is rather intelligent for a mouse, and Hallie and Cory are cool. The cover illustration of the tree home is beautiful. It would be nice to read more children’s stories by C.F. Crawford who writes remarkably well.
When Hallie finds herself mysteriously shrunken and poised in front of a very small door hidden in a tree in her yard, she starts to doubt the plausibility of her unlikely situation. But then, embracing the moment in her own magical story, she decides to explore what lies on the other side of the door. Thus begins the adventures of Hallie and her sister Cory as they enter the world of Mr. Snuggywhiskers, a talking mouse who wears a three piece suit and a tie.C.F. Crawford, has penned an imaginative and engaging tale in which civilized mice engage in celebrations and enjoy travel as much as any human might. Young readers will thrill in the adventures of Hallie and her sister as they discover an entirely unknown world hidden right in their own backyard. Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers - The Autumn Tales, is recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.