In this series, our Playschool teachers share their favourites stories to share with children at Circle Time. This time, Mimi recommends The Subway Mouse, by Barbara Reid, a perfect book for city children with their public transit-savvy ways. Among this book's many honours, it won the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award 2003 and was a finalist for the Governor General's Awards for Illustration.
It's the story of a little mouse who dreams big and navigates the subway tunnels in pursuit of his dream, a fabled place called Tunnel's End. As appealing as the story are Reid's illustrations which combine her signature plasticine images wtih collage using familiar every day objects whose identification children will delight in—and will quite likely inspire an art project or two.
- Check out Barbara Reid's video tutorial about how to make your own plasticine subway mouse
- the story is also available as a video online