A Winter Story to Warm Your Heart


While all of the other mice are hunkered down for the winter, Lucy is out enjoying everything the season has to offer. Try as she might, she couldn't get her friends to join her, and her efforts to bring snow into the burrow were futile. Then one day, she discovered ice skating and is convinced that she can change the minds of her friends. Will it work? 

Parent Perspective:
I want this book on my shelf for snowy days. Heck, for the whole winter. It is made for enjoying with a cup of cocoa or cuddled in bed before lights out. Lucy is the sweet star of the show and the illustrations are wonderful. It can also grow with your child. Toddlers and preschoolers may not get the cheese-y references from Marcell or in the pictures, but older kids and adults will. Put this on your gift list for young readers.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Lucy takes the center ice and steals your heart in this lovely story of friendship, perseverance, and joy.

Content Awareness Factors:


Type of Book:
Lucy takes center ice
Educational Themes:

Enjoy this as a fun, sweet story. The theme of friendship is pretty obvious, but looking at the story from her friends' perspective, it is also about change: trying something new and taking risks doing something you've never done before (ice skating). 

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a lovely book that can be shared on snowy days or cuddling at bedtime in the spring.

Title Mice Skating
Author Annie Silvestro
Publisher Sterling Children's Books, Imprint Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. © 2017
Illustrators Teagan White
ISBN 9781454916321
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.96
Genres Friendship, Humor, Growing Up, Seasons, Holidays, Religion
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