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Welcome to Twit Twoo School! Meet Mouse, Mole, Owl, Frog, Rabbit and their teacher Miss Hoot at their fun-filled treetop school in Mouse's Big Day , a warm and funny story about friendship that is perfect for any child who is starting school or nursery. It's Mouse's first day, and she's feeling a little nervous - in fact, she doesn't want to go to school at all! But with a little help from her new friends, she finds that perhaps school isn't so bad after all . . . With a cast of adorable animal characters and bright, bold, distinctive illustrations from the award-winning Lydia Monks, illustrator of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next, the Twit Twoo School series is sure to delight young children.

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This is Book 1 in the Twit Twoo School Series. See all Twit Twoo School books here.

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15th September '17
I read it to Squirt aged 3 aged 3
Mouse's Big Day 9781509828432
5 stars
Such a cute book, we really loved little mouse and all the other characters. Mouse behind the day thinking she wouldn't like school but by the end of the story she can't wait to go back and see what fun she will have the next day with het new friends. This is a good one for us as my daughter and I quite often have the same chat that little mouse and her mum have at the start of this book! 
The illustrations were really sweet, lots to look at and explore in each picture and the story is perfect for anyone starting school or preschool soon. 
15th September '17
I read it to Skye aged 4 aged 4 & to Rocky aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
It is Mouse's first day of school but she has already decided that she hates school and doesn't want to go! Can Miss Hoot and her school friends help Mouse change her mind and find that she does actually like school?

A very sweet story, beautifully portraying the fears of children starting school for the first time. My four year old twins started Reception this week and it has been lovely reading this book with them. They have opened up about things that happened in school this week and they have discussed the little worries that they have about school. 

The illustrations are wonderfully bright and are very appealing to young children. Highly recommended. 
3rd November '17
I read it to Nathy aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is a beautiful story for any child about to start nursery/ preschool/ crèche or school. It is a great length story for age 2+. The illustrations are really colourful. Would recommend for boys and girls. 
29th September '17
I read it to Cjamison aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
My son recently started "big school" and was feeling a bit uneasy as it is so different from nursery. This story shows Mouse being very nervous and not wanting to go to school, similarly to my son.

It follows Mouse throughout the school day, showing her doing lots of fun things, making friends and ending up loving school.

After reading for a few nights, he started to come round to the idea of going to school as he knew he'd endnote up having fun. 
29th September '17
Eloise read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Mouse's big day is brilliant! It allows children to understand that even though they may be anxious or nervous in situations, things can work out better than they expected! Lovely characters and illustrations.
30th September '17
I read it to PJ aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This was a perfect book to help alleviate the worries that my little one had about starting school. It's all about Mouse who didn't want to go to school - but after a wonderful day, it all turned out just fine! 
17th September '17
I read it to Flynn aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Mouse is just about to start school. In fact today is Mouse's very first day but she doesn't want to go. Her mum tries to reassure her that she will like it when she gets there and that it will be exciting and she will meet lots of other children. Mouse still doesn't want to go. She walks as slowly as she can to school and doesn't want to join in with the work. However as the day continues Mouse starts to change her mind and really wants play with the other children. This is a great book for children just about to start school or nursery. It is very reassuring for little ones to see that school can be exciting and making new friends can be fun. This book has some very cute characters and some lovely illustrations. A great story with a lovely message.
1st October '17
I read it to B.hubbard aged 4 aged 4 & to J.hubbard aged 2 aged 2
Mouse's Big Day 9781509828432
5 stars
A lovely book following Mouse on her first day at school. Easy for children to relate to and enjoy. Full of bright colourful pictures it easily held my 2 And 4 year olds attention. 
15th September '17
I read it to Babs aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We really enjoyed this book.  It's about a shy little mouse who is worried about starting schooland doesn't want to go. The phrase 'I don't want to' is repeated several times throughout the book which gives children something to join in with. The illustrations are bright and colourful and enticing and there's lots to see. There is an air of familiarity about the illustrations for fans of what the ladybird heard. It's one of those stories that little children can relate to and it all turns out well in the end. 

Good for ages 3 to 6.
17th September '17
I read it to LA12 aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
This is a lovely book for children that are preparing to start or that have recently started school. Leo loved the mouse character in the story and liked that she had decided she didn't want to go to school. He enjoyed joining in with her repetition of "I don't want to". Mouse eventually enjoyed discovering the new things on her first day and then didn't want to go home, which I think many children will be able to identify with. 
19th June '17
I read it to LA12 aged 4 aged 4
Mouse's Big Day 9781509828432
4 stars
Leo chose this book because he noticed the 'What the Ladybird Heard illustrator' sticker on the cover. He liked that Mouse had decided she didn't want to go to school. He recently visited the primary school he'll be starting in September and he didn't really want to go either. Mouse eventually enjoyed discovering lots of new things on her first day and then didn't want to go home, which is how Leo found his first visit when he wanted to stay playing with all of the new things there.
17th September '17
I read it to JakeGOK aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
You can always guarantee that Lydia Monk's books are going to be full of colourful, beautifully illustrated pictures, with loveable characters, and a sweet story.  So of course this book ticks all those boxes.

I DONT WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL. I DONT LIKE SCHOOL. Says the little mouse.  Her mother tries to encourage her, but she feels a bit nervous and a bit shy.  Even when she gets to school, she withdraws from the activities and refuses to join in.  She sees the other children at the school having fun, and in the end, she feels upset because she DIDNT join in!! In the end she has a lot of fun and makes some new friends.

The story is clearly meant to encourage children to be brave at school and join in....my son has just started school and I had hoped this book would inspire him to feel a bit more positive about going to school and joining in....but it didn't really have that effect on him yet (although he really is VERY shy) but I will continue to read it with him.

My teacher husband is going to try the book with his Reception class too.
3rd December '17
I read it to decemberbaby aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
Mouse's Big Day is a colourful book which could help children to talk about their worries as they start at nursery. Mouse keeps repeating 'I don't want to', before she leaves for school and as she is invited to take part in different activities, but we can see that it's because she's feeling worried and shy.   

The illustrations are very bold and I liked the mix of textures in the pictures. I did feel that they were perhaps a little young for a book to help children starting at big school, but for 3 and 4 year olds I think they would be very appealing. 

I liked that there was enough left unsaid in this story that it could help children to talk about their own feelings with an adult. I also liked that it was the other little animals in the class, and not just the teacher, who helped Mouse to be brave in the end.  Mouse ends up loving her day in school and can't wait to go back, and although this doesn't always happen so quickly for children in real life, it makes the book a really helpful tool for parents whose children are in the same situation as Mouse. 
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Lydia Monks is a bestselling illustrator and author of children’s books, best known for her collaborations with author Julia Donaldson. Many of their books have become household favourites, including What the Ladybird Heard, which has sold over a...

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