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This book is perfect for the hopefully soon to be spring season as in the book spring has arrived but the sleepy little dormouse does not want to wake up!
When Scraggly Sam sees the little dormouse fast asleep, he decides that it would be the perfect thing for breakfast, if only he was a bit more plump! Then he has a horrid idea and takes the dormouse home, trapping him under a big flower pot and tricking him into thinking that someone is looking after him. Sam feeds him up with seeds and nuts but the harvest mice are watching and go to save their little dormouse friend... but will it be too late?!
The story is 26 pages long but half of these are full page illustrations and the rest just contain a few lines- it is a perfect bedtime story size book!
The author, Mark Ezra has cleverly written in hidden messages throughout about friendship, teamwork and trust as well as the idea that deceit always comes back to bite you on the bum!
Even though this is a slightly old fashioned book with the stereotypical happy ending, it is still is very endearing and a joy to read.
Although my little boy doesn't usually request it, when we do read it he always enjoys it, particularly the detailed yet gentle watercolour pictures by Gavin Rowe.
This is an old book so although the RRP is £3.99, I got my copy on sale from the library for 50p! You can also pick up real bargains on places like Amazon, from as little as 1p!!
Definitely worth a penny!!