Picture Book Review: I’m NOT a Mouse!

I'm Not a Mouse! by Evgenia Golubeva
I’m Not a Mouse!
by Evgenia Golubeva

5 out of 5 stars

Olivia hates it when her mother nicknames her “Mouse”. She feels like she turns into a real mouse every time her mother says it. She turns into a mouse while holding balloons and floats away. She turns into a mouse while roller skating and she falls inside the moving skate. She turns into a mouse while playing soccer and almost gets stepped on by her teammates. But worst of all, her mother calls her “Mouse” in front of the family cat, and Olivia gets chased by the ravenous feline! Finally, she decides to put a stop to it, and refuses to answer to the nickname at all. But as she looks around at other parents who nickname their children, she begins to realize that “Mouse” isn’t such a bad nickname after all.

The cuteness factor is off the charts with this one! The story is hilarious and sweet, and so imaginative.

Olivia loves her mother, but is so annoyed whenever she calls her by her nickname. Then she finds out that her mother has a childhood nickname of her own, and is gets even more hilarious!

I love the illustrations! The crayon art style is beautiful with bright colors, and I like the clever design of each page as Olivia changes into a mouse under different circumstances. The action and the expressions on character’s faces really draws the reader into the story.

This book also has a positive message about affection and family love. It’s beautiful from start to finish!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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