I. C. Springman (Author), Brian Lies (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children , March 6, 2012
How much is enough? How much is too much? Meet the magpie, the collector of all things shiny. This book tells the tale of stuff in a sweet, simple way. The illustrations are fantastic and whimsical, and perfectly accompany the text. We’d bump the recommended age from 4 down to 2.
Age Level: 4 and up | Grade Level: P and up
lots of stuff,
and a few friendly mice
show us that less is
This innovative and spare picture book asks the question: When is MORE more than
enough? Can a team of well-intentioned mice save their friend from hoarding too
much stuff? With breathtaking illustrations from the award-winning Brian Lies, this
book about conservation wraps an important message in a beautiful package.