Review: Three by the Sea

9151230Title: Three by the Sea
Author/Illustrator: Mini Grey
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0375867842
For ages:  3-6
Type: Picture Book

A dog, a mouse, and a cat live happily together near the sea. Dog did the gardening, cat did the housecleaning, while mouse did the cooking. They all were very happy, until a sly fox came floating across the shore. He was from the “Winds of Change Trading Company.” He planted secrets in the ears of cat, mouse, and dog. Soon, they all were fighting and mouse ran away. He found himself in trouble, and cat and dog saved him.

This is a wonderful story of friendship and forgiveness. One of Mini Grey’s best written stories. Again, though, the pictures form a busy collage making it difficult to know where to read next. This book is recommended for children ages 3 to 6 – but again, I wouldn’t read this to to anyone younger than Grade 1.

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