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*Nut and Bolt* by Nicole De Cock
Nut and Bolt
by Nicole De Cock
Ages 3-5 32 pages Fitzhenry and Whiteside April 2015 Hardcover    

A little brown mouse named Nut helps her friend Bolt the donkey however she can. She uses a ladder to brush his teeth. She climbs onto his nose to brush his hair, and she uses a scrub brush to clean his hooves: ďReal friends would do anything for each other.Ē

She even does seemingly impossible things such as hold a heavy tree branch over Boltís head so he gets some shade. She leads him up a steep mountain, which has treacherous areas for a mouse. There are moments of play for the friends, too, because Nut reads to Bolt and dances for him.

The book ends with a nighttime scene. The friends are at the top of the mountain, admiring a full moon. Itís on this page the reader learns what Bolt does for Nut. Itís a wordless page that can be interpreted a few ways: home, safety, comfort, family.

I am looking forward to read this aloud at preschool storytime just so I can hear what the kids say about this last scene. I was not expecting such a touching moment at the end of this story.
 


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