Thursday, July 29, 2010

How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together

How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together
Beatrice Schenk De Regniers ~ Brinton Turkle
Parents' Magazine Press, 1965

Too cute. Too cute. Too cute!!! The perfect tale of how opposites attract and how all friends can find a common ground. A great first reader with wonderful illustrations, it has a funny storyline that's easy to follow. Plus, the dapper, 1920s garb these two are sporting just kills me.

And soooo, the bear and the mouse meet and agree to do something together but they find all sorts of obstacles get in the way...

One wants to live in a big house, the other wants to live in a small house... one likes to go fast, the other likes to go likes to play drums while the other prefers the violin... until at last they find something they can agree on...

You will live in a big house.
I will live in a little house.
You will play football and ride slow.
I will play baseball and ride fast.
You will play violin music.
I will play drum music.
But everyday at three o'clock...
Yes, everyday at three o'clock...
We will eat ice cream together.

You scream, I scream, no?

Also by:
The Snow Party
Cats Cats Cats Cats Cats
The Giant Story


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Antmusic said...


Way too cute! We have a lot of Beatrice Schenk De Regniers, but I have never seen this one. I'll have to keep my eyes open.

Corrie said...

That sounds like a really nice book. Thank you for posting it.

Laura@popdesign said...

What a lovely couple of characters and storyline!

Michigan Notable Books said...

What a great memory you've brought back! I read this one many times, and just adored the bear, whom I thought was just fabulous. Thanks for sharing all these books, I find it wonderful. I'm going to have to go look & see if you have ever profiled The Duchess Bakes A Cake, which is also really funny and charming.

Nancy said...

I still own this book at the age of 49!!!! I got it in grade school from a book fair I think!!! I have a 6 year old and 22 year old I have read this to many times!!

Unknown said...

I have looking for this book for years!! it was my favorite book as a child. Thank You so much for posting!!

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