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Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  131 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
Once there was
an inside mouse and
an outside mouse.
One day they both
went on a trip. They
traveled up, down,
across, around,
through, between,
behind, over, and under,
until they finally met
in the middle.
Are they old friends?
Or new friends?
Did they just meet
Or do they visit
every day?
And what do you think
might happen next
to the inside mouse
and the outsi
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by Greenwillow Books
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Apr 23, 2017 Darcy rated it liked it
Shelves: baby-h-books
Each two-page spread shows Inside Mouse on one side and Outside Mouse on the other, as they explore their respective worlds and ultimately end up on either side of a window looking at each other. Fun to watch them make comparable maneuvers using inside and outside objects, and taught me lots of words like behind, through, around, under, etc. Would listen to again. -M
Feb 23, 2017 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Two stories in one, this charming book traces the simultaneous journeys of inside mouse and outside mouse and how they converge. Gorgeous lifelike drawings accompany the text. Perfect for a read aloud.
Ileana Lindner
Oct 16, 2012 Ileana Lindner rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science
Author: Lindsay B. George
Book: Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse
Grade: 3rd and 4th grade

This science literature book is a great book to bring up the topic of habitats. It is a way for students to think about how similar animals have different types of habitats. Sometimes the difference of habitat is by choice and sometimes it is by force. However, what is important to focus on is the difference of the animals because of their habitats. This would also be a good book to talk about adaptation.
Eva Best
Apr 04, 2016 Eva Best rated it liked it
This is a cute story about two mice who live inside and outside. This would be a great book to use for young kids to learn how to compare. However, for them just to read I felt like the way it was written could be confusing for young or struggling readers to understand because you have to understand that every other page is talking about a different mouse.
May 02, 2012 Nina rated it liked it
The detailed bold illustrations are really fantastic. This is a great example for how different animals live and what their environments are like. Great when introducing children to concepts of pets and domestication or possible urban vs rural environments. I love love love the illustrations. There's just so much detail richness. It's kinda mesmerizing and overwhelming.
Oct 07, 2013 Lea rated it it was amazing
With relatively simple text, this book illustrates the parallel adventures of two mice (one in the house and one outside) who end up peering at each other through a window. This really entertained my mouse-loving five year old and the illustrations are very well done.
Oct 31, 2009 Deb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The use of animals is fantastic to me everytime. It draws children in. This book presents adventure through the path of two mice. It gives opportunity to compare and contrast the inside events from the outside events. Dynamic illustrations.
Jul 01, 2012 Jen rated it liked it
Tale similar to city mouse/country mouse where one mouse lives inside and one lives outside. They arrive at the small window, meeting each other to say hello. Cute little tale.
Samantha Penrose
Aug 20, 2009 Samantha Penrose rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 3 and 4 year olds
Shelves: kids-books
The idea of this book is a neat one, but I found it to be a little scattered for my taste. On a two page spread, the left side says one line about the activities of the inside mouse and the right side says one thing about activities of the outside mouse. Inside vs. Outside.
The first time I read this I read it twice. Once reading only about inside mouse and once reading only about outside mouse. I now find that if I just add the First line of the story (Inside my house there is a mouse/Outside my
LaRaie Zimm
Gorgeous illustrations, with many intriguing and fascinating objects to pique the interest of younger readers. The older children will "get" the plot, but younger ones will be drawn in by the beautifully drawn images of everyday inside/outdoor objects. The story is that of two mice, one who lives inside and the other who lives outside. The story follows each mouse going about their daily lives until they meet one day at the window of a house--one on the outside, one on the inside. Cute, sweet, t ...more
Sarah Adamson
This is an excellent book. I was a little concerned initially about the flow of the story being difficult as the left page is about the inside mouse and the right about the outside mouse. However what it really does is help the early reader. My four year old loved this book. I read it once and then she read it back to me. Having similar phrases on each page gave her the chance to recognize and remember words from one page to another.
Great story although yes it does ask for a sequel!! Lovely cle
The Brothers
A cute story showing the different obstacles an inside mouse and an outside mouse must overcome. It is written so on one page we have the inside mouse going over or through an obstacle and on the facing page we have the outside mouse going over or through a similar obstacle.

Interesting illustrations with lots of fun stuff to look at.
Nov 06, 2010 Amber rated it really liked it
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Dec 13, 2011 Christy rated it really liked it
After long journeys, an inside mouse and an outside mouse each arrive at opposite sides of a window and press their noses up against it to say "Hello!" Did they just meet today? Or do they visit every day?

Like Country Mouse and City Mouse
Mrs. Gabrielle Zastrow's
Even though some of us REALLY enjoyed this book, some didn't.

This book was about one mouse that lived inside and one that lived outside. This book compared the life and activities of the two mice.
Sep 05, 2015 Cosette rated it it was ok
My eldest read this aloud to my youngest and they both claimed it was lame. I read it and found it adorable and useful in a classroom setting or even with your own kid (maybe younger?) except then I started looking at the pictures of the mice... they are so expertly portrayed... mice...
Sep 11, 2016 David rated it really liked it
Offers a simple story and many levels of understanding. The author teaches object relationships, such as in, out, under, over, etc. And figuring out the relationship between the contrasting pictures of inside and outside is a puzzle that will amuse adults and fascinate children.
Oct 11, 2008 Brandin rated it it was amazing
Genre: Picture book/fiction

Topic/Theme: Friendship, adventure, community, culture

Grade Level: K-3

Classroom Use: Read aloud, independent reading

Comments: Good when talking about differences
Jul 07, 2015 RC rated it liked it
This book is included on the Pennsylvania Public Library Cruise into Kindergarten book list.It helps promote math and science exploration.
Feb 19, 2009 Kathy rated it really liked it
Another read it again book. My daughter loved this one because the mice were so cute.
Jan 10, 2009 Cheryl added it
Recommends it for: PreK-1
Very very simple text, contrasting the urban and rural lives of two mice. Best read close up to relish the beautiful, detailed illustrations.
Aug 14, 2013 Clacie rated it did not like it
Boring and the kids hated it. "Let's give it back to the library tomorrow!" my 4 year old is hard to please lol.
Diana Pettis
Awesome pictures. My son Xander really got into it.
Kiana Sims
THis is a great book to use for math with younger students. It focuses on positional words. Kids will enjoy this book because it rhymes and it allows you to get them involved in the reading.
Johnny asked for a re-read today.
Christiana Tarpley
Oct 19, 2011 Christiana Tarpley rated it really liked it
Shelves: math, rhyme
This is a great book for positional words, there is rhyming as well but the main purpose is positional words (math).
Danelle Spicer
This picture book is about the lives of two very different mice, an inside mouse and an outside mouse.
Jul 11, 2015 Susan rated it liked it
Loved the illustrations. Simple text about the daily travels of two mice in two different environments.
Feb 17, 2012 Beverly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebooks
Wonderful story contrasting outside and inside, and the two mice who finally meet at the window. Great for reading to pre-school children.
Olivia rated it really liked it
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