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A New House for Mouse

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  69 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Mouse is little and so is her house - but her apple is huge. She needs to find a home that is big enough for them both. Peep through the holes and join Mouse in her search for a new home.
Paperback, 25 pages
Published April 3rd 2006 by Walker, (first published April 3rd 2004)
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Shazia Hassan
This is a wonderful book with colourful pictures that compliment the story. The story is about a mouse that finds an oversize apple and desperatelty wanted to bring that apple into his house but the hole to his house in the ground was small for the apple to pass. So the mouse decides to go for a hunt for a bigger house and as he goes in search for a big hole he comes across different animals but none of them let him share their house with him. As he was searching for a bigger house the mouse sta...more
This out-of-print story works perfectly in a story-time setting for pre-schoolers.

Embellish the story with actions such as hand-over-hand pulling a rope (page 3)and slapping knees making a running sound (p.19).

Encourage children to guess what might be hiding in the next "hole". Will it be scary? Will it be nice? Will it be silly?

This is call "dialogic reading" (having a dialogue between the reader and the listener).

"Dialogic reading works. Children who have been read to dialogically are subst...more
Suphia Ansari
A hungry mouse finds a beautiful shiny red apple outside her home. Her house is very small, how can she fit the huge apple into her tiny home. Mouse is very determined and sets off on her journey to find a new, bigger house and an owner who's willing to share. As she searches far and hard, she also grows very hungry. She nibbles on the apple as she tries lots of different houses. Eventually, a tired mouse returns to home sweet home and now the smaller, eaten apple fits perfectly. A perfect story...more
A good choice for story times about homes. Cute watercolor and cut paper illustrations and a short, sweet story will work well with pre-schoolers and toddlers.
Mouse is happy in her little home until one day she finds a huge apple that will not fit into her home. So she decides to go on a hunt for a new house where she meets lots of different animals in their homes on the way. This book is a great book to read out loud to young children, as you can get them interact with you while reading the story to them. It has peep through holes where you can get the children to guess what type of animal lives in the hole. It can also be used to introduce animals,...more
Mouse needs a house big enough to fit bother her and a delicious apple. She asks her other hole-dwelling friends who all reply that there isn't room for the both of them and their tasty treats. As Mouse nibbles on the apple it becomes smaller and smaller, which makes for a perfect ending when Mouse ends up back at home sweet home.

Watercolor and cut paper illustrations with die-cuts make for a great read aloud for PreK.
Mar 03, 2011 Hafidha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: caregivers of toddlers
Shelves: childrens-books
Wonderful book. Love the cut outs from one page to another. The drawings are great, and my two year old loves when I do the voices of the animals (rabbit, mole, badger, bear, and the mouse). Very cute, just the right length for a toddler who wants to hear the story again and again. I borrowed this from the library, but will likely buy a copy for our own collection.
Desiree Kulewsky
I really enjoyed this book! I liked the pictures and the fact that there were holes in the pages representing the holes in the story. I also liked the ending of the book where the mouse ends up going back into his original hole. Very cute! I think that any child would like this book. I would reccomend this book and read it again.
Horacek's illustrations are wonderful as always! This is a cute and simple story about a mouse looking for a house that can fit him and his apple, and the animals he runs into along the way. Could as the kids, "Do you think he found a new house?" and "What animals did he find?" to make it interactive.
Don't know why....but this book is storytime gold. Works every time. A mouse finds an apple, he can't fit it into his house. He goes out searching for a new home....they are all occupied by other critters. He eats off his apple along the way. Eventually he 'finds' his own home.
Kate Hastings
Sep 29, 2007 Kate Hastings rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: PreK -1st grade, storytime
Shelves: picturebooks
Very cute story, perfect for a cut-and-tell. Mouse can't fit his apple in his hole, so he goes looking for a new place, nibbling a bit of his apple along the way... until she ends up back at home and the apple fits!
A nicely illustrated book with cut outs between pages that allow you to see some anthropomorphic animal homes inside and out as mouse travels around looking for a house where he and his apple can live.
really engaging both in story, concept, illustrations, idea of sizes, getting preschoolers to follow a story from beginning to end and analyze/remember/connect the dots.
Nice illustrations complement this book about a little mouse who finds an apple and thinks she needs a new house in order to fit her new apple. So the journey begins...
Good! A nice concept book, too. I'd buy it if my 2 y.o. daughter had asked for me to read it more often, but she didn't.
It's rough business when your apple won't fit in your house. I love his books - they are so encouraging in so many ways!
Clever cut-out picture book starring Little Mouse who needs find a new house that fits a new found big red apple.
Cute story. Little ones will love making predictions about what creature lives in the next hole found by mouse.
Illustrations are too cute for words...and the story is so engaging.
Danica Midlil
Great peephole construction! Perfect for the story.
I <3 Petr Horacek.

Very unique.
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Petr Horáček is the author-illustrator of LOOK OUT, SUZY GOOSE and SILLY SUZY GOOSE, as well as RUN, MOUSE, RUN!; BIRD, FLY HIGH; A NEW HOUSE FOR MOUSE; and STRAWBERRIES ARE RED. He lives in England.
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