Violet and Jobie in the Wild (MP3 CD)
The tale of mouse siblings Violet and Jobie, who were caught by humans and taken to live in the wild. Seeing the woods for the first time and learning how to stay safe was much harder than these two, who grew up watching TV inside a human home, expected. New friends teach them how to be safe — and ultimately how to live apart from those they love. Vivid illustrations help tell this sweet story.— Christina
Newbery Medal winner Lynne Rae Perkins introduces Violet and Jobie, two house mice exiled to the wilderness, in an exceptional read for fans of Skunk and Badger, Nuts to You, and classic animal stories such as Stuart Little. This thrilling--and funny --animal adventure explores themes of friendship, family, bravery, and the meaning of home.
Brother and sister mice Violet and Jobie live a cozy and comfortable life in a humans' house, where food is plentiful and the television is good. In fact, Violet, tucked safely behind a book in the bookcase, loves to watch nature programs along with the young boy of the family. The boy's mother, however, isn't the biggest fan of mice.
When Violet and Jobie are caught in a trap, the young boy pleads with his mother to release them, and she agrees. Now Violet and Jobie find themselves in tall grasses, under tall trees, surrounded by all kinds of unfamiliar scents and sounds and creatures. In short, they find themselves in the wild. How will they survive?
This short novel is packed with action, humor, heart, friendship, and surprises. Award-winning author Lynne Rae Perkins's Violet & Jobie in the Wild will resonate with listeners who love books about animals.