About the book: Mouse and Bear live together in a little dark house in the deep dark woods and Mouse yearns to visit the moon. But first he must study and invent his Marvellous Moon Map and he can do it all by himself. As he journeys alone he discovers things are not quite as he had thought and being scared comes easily to a mouse. Fortunately he has a friend in Bear who has secretly been following and watching out for his little friend. It turns out that when friends have each other anything is possible and maps really are marvellous.
Reasons for selection: This story allows children to connect with the ideas of combining your passion and determination with the need for humility and friendship. The journey is a reminder that it is ok to ask for and offer help and support and that two great minds are often better than one. This book is a beautiful visual journey accompanied by a language rich text which leaves space for children to think about what we need to achieve our goals.
About Take One Book: The books in the Take One Book collection can be used in conjunction with the Take One Book website, or independently. Take One Book is Just Imagine’s programme for teaching reading and English using high quality literature. You can find further information and free exemplar units on the Take One Book website takeonebook.org
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