Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What a darling picture book!

Author: Barbara Bockman
Illustrator:  Elexis King
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
Published: August 2016
Paperback ISBN: 9781616337841
eBook ISBN: 9781616337858

MRS. BETSY FIELDMOUSE BORROWS AN EGG, written by Barbara Bockman and illustrated by Elexis King, is an endearing picture book perfect for children ages 3-7.

The best laid plans often go awry as Mrs. Betsy Fieldmouse finds out when her mission to bake a birthday cake for a friend, Mrs. Tillie Beaver, runs into a snag…she doesn’t have an egg.  So begins a circular process of calling on friends in a time of need with a nice little surprise at the end.  Mrs. Bockman uses lively language (“twitchy whiskers,” “button nose,” “bushy ring tail”) and a repetitive manner in story telling that children will enjoy reading over and over again. 

Ms. King’s creative and colorful illustrations engage children and give life to Mrs. Bockman’s text.  MRS. BETSY FIELDMOUSE BORROWS AN EGG is a fun picture book which teaches children about the joy of helping others and taking pride in doing so.  Highly recommended!

Author information can be found at www.barbarabockman.com

Illustrator information is available at www.elexisking.com

** Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.  This review consists of my truthful opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher.


  1. Another adorable book from Guardian Angel Publishing. The mouse is so cute. I can see young readers following along in search of an egg. Thanks for sharing, Karin.

    1. There are so many great GAP books, Beverly. The mouse is so cute:) Thanks for stopping by to check it out.