From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-A mouse couple lives in a tiny house. Sam is happy but Mildred is fidgety. She looks everywhere hoping to find a larger place to accommodate "visitors." She also has nightmares in which she and Sam have "to make a fast escape." This one good line is repeated several times. Following the dreams, Mildred begins planting a garden, making blankets, and knitting little things. At book's end, their enlarged house is "filled with visitors-eight tiny baby mice." This story feels like it is right out of the 1950s with the "little visitors" euphemism and never addressing the real issues. And what is the mystery seed that Mildred plants in her garden? Cute, candy-colored cartoon critters can't save this confusing book.
Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
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About the Author
Sharleen Collicott is the author and illustrator of Toestomper and the Caterpillars, Seeing Stars, Mildred and Sam, and Mildred and Sam and Their Babies. She is also the illustrator of The Chicken Sisters by Laura Numeroff and Which Witch is Which? by Judi Barrett. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.