03/21/2020

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The Tent Mouse and the RV Mouse · by Loretta Sponsler || The above photo is from Amazon and clicking it will send you there.
The Tent Mouse and the RV Mouse · by Loretta Sponsler || The above photo is from Amazon and clicking it will send you there.

 

Editor’s Note: Loretta reached out to us as DitchingSuburbia had previously reviewed her ‘Goodnight Campsite’ book. She sent us a copy and we are delighted to review it here as it relates to our lifestyle. • This is Lydia’s very first piece of writing published in any format.

‘The Tent Mouse and the RV Mouse’ by Loretta Sponsler is a great book for any audience, especially if you are a fan of the original Aesop fable.

It re-tells the story based on the Aesop fable ‘The City Mouse and the Country Mouse’ where Thomas Tent-Mouse and Harvey RV-Mouse both like camping, but in different ways and that’s okay.

The story begins with Thomas Tent-Mouse as he is getting ready for his first camping trip of the year. Thomas thinks it would be fun to invite his cousin, Harvey RV-Mouse, to go with him. The two cousins first go camping in a tent, but Harvey doesn’t like it much because afraid of what could eat him. Two weeks later they go camping in Harvey’s RV, but Thomas does not enjoy it because he feels that he is not connected to nature and that he has never left home.

I really enjoyed this story especially since I have experienced much of what they were going through. For example, I have gone camping in a tent, felt really close to nature, have experienced a storm at night, and have even gotten wet from a hole in the tent. I have also experienced RV camping which is much different and I can honestly not say which I enjoy better. I think that it is a great book for young children, and they will enjoy the wonderful drawings and the easy to understand words.

As a kid living in an RV, I enjoyed this story and think that anyone will – especially if you have gone camping in either of these two ways.

Editor’s Note: There is a Kindle version of this book (and it’s available for free if you have Kindle Unlimited). You can also pick up a physical copy (Lydia is holding ours in the below photo) on Amazon too. ALSO – There is a GREAT online discussion guide that accompanies the book, for younger children (K-1).

Lydia holding'The Tent Mouse and the RV Mouse'.
Lydia holding’The Tent Mouse and the RV Mouse’.

 

 

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    Lydia (mod)

    Posted March 21, 2020 11:51 am 0Likes

    @Mike Becker, Thanks Grandpa

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    Lydia (mod)

    Posted March 21, 2020 11:53 am 0Likes

    @Lisa Becker, Thanks Grandma

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    Lisa Becker

    Posted March 21, 2020 12:32 pm 0Likes

    Loved the review! It sounds like a cute book! Keep reading and writing!

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    Mike Becker

    Posted March 21, 2020 12:35 pm 0Likes

    This is a very cute review. I especially liked Lydia’s honest review since she has experienced both types of camping.

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    Marianne Anderson

    Posted March 21, 2020 12:39 pm 0Likes

    Well done Lydia. Love following your family adventures.

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    Marianne Anderson

    Posted March 21, 2020 12:43 pm 0Likes

    Well done Lydia. Love following your family adventures.

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    Lydia (mod)

    Posted March 23, 2020 11:43 am 0Likes

    @Loretta Sponsler, Thanks Loretta! I liked doing this and like writing too.

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      Loretta Sponsler

      Posted March 23, 2020 11:49 am 0Likes

      Lydia, Thank you so much for reviewing my book! I’m delighted to hear that you liked it, and I’m very excited to hear that YOU are writing your own book. That’s great! I can’t wait to read your novel. All the best on your next adventures. 😉

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