A little mouse has just found a lovely, red, ripe strawberry when he is warned of the big hungry bear who—it turns out—loves red, ripe strawberries! Now frantic to save his strawberry, the mouse will go to great (and sometimes silly) lengths to hide, disguise, and protect his strawberry so that no big hungry bears can eat it. But will he succeed?
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear is one of my all-time favorite picture books. I grew up reading it, and even planned my first library program around it! It is fun and whimsical and makes a great read-aloud. The pictures are brightly illustrated and full of soft shading and intricate textures.