Back of Book:
A mouse’s friend is sick. What can he do to help her? He’ll go get her something! But what? Something little? Something to share? Or something just for her? When his search doesn’t go as planned, our mouse realizes that the best gift to give is something he’s had all along.
I received a copy of this picture book from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.
With the holiday season around the corner, Something For You is a perfect story to share about the beauty of giving to others. Debut author Charlie Mylie wrote and illustrated a tender story about what it means to give from the heart.
The plot centers around a mouse who is trying to find something to make his friend feel better. He goes on a mission to find the perfect present. The only problem is that no matter what he tries it fails. The mouse returns feeling defeated and sad. On further reflection, he realizes that he is the best gift for his friend all along. The illustrations are whimsical and bright. I loved the expressions on the mouses face throughout the story. Readers can recognize and relate to different emotions throughout the pictures The text is sparse but powerful! Every word reinforces the beautiful illustrations and allows readers to understand the message that time is the best gift of all.
I plan on using this story in my classroom to discuss the importance of kindness and spending time with family during the holidays.
Ages 5 and up