Little Mouse Gets Ready
The latest Toon book maintains the high quality of their line of hardcover comics for kids. The situation in Little Mouse Gets Ready is simple: a mouse needs to get dressed so he can go to the barn with his family. He puts on his clothes, one piece at a time, sharing the struggles many kids do — getting the arm in the sleeve right, making the buttons match. The sneakers are Velcro, so no need to tie bows any more.
Reading this, it seemed as if Beatrix Potter had been inspired by a Dressy Bessy doll. Not a bad thing at all, especially given the delicate details of the art. The surprise ending captures the blend of whimsy and practicality found in Jeff Smith’s Bone series, while the starring mouse is simply adorable.