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Fleming, Denise
New York : Holt, 2002
IL K-3, RL 2.4
ISBN 0805068481
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Fleming’s adorable little mouse first seen in her book Lunch has an enthusiastic demeanor, bright red nose and a rabbit sized white tooth.  Alphabet Under Construction begins with a double page spread of the mouse airbrushing bright red and orange on an A twice her size.
Fleming is known for her bright colored illustrations which she creates with pulp painting, so put on your sunglasses before reading aloud.
          Horn Book compares the active little mouse to Martha Stewart.  Maybe Fleming should name her mouse Martha, because every letter she completes is “a good thing”.  Fleming’s Martha Mouse is industrious, multi-talented, artistic and organized as we can see by the calendar on the last page.   (Alleene Holland, South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
SUBJECTS:     Mice -- Fiction.
                        Alphabet -- Fiction.


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