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Come Out and Play, Little Mouse
When little mouse accepts the cat's invitation to play, he doesn't know what kind of game the cat really has in mind. "A splendid picture book with brilliantly colored and expressive illustrations, funny and exciting."--Horn Book.
Published March 29th 1995 by Greenwillow Books
(first published January 1st 1987)
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Feb 18, 2013 Karina rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This story is about a cat that is constantly on the lookout for his friend, Little Mouse. He begs him to come out every day, but the mouse refuses every time. The story incorporates the days of the week by having something different happen as each page is turned. It also uses patterns of repetition in the writing which can make it easier for kids to read and follow along. I would probably use this book with younger students, probably kindergarteners, as a read aloud to review days of the week an ...more
This is a good, exciting story. I appreciate the teaching of the days of the week. I don't like the pictures because the "dog" costume the mouse wears does not look like a dog, and therefore it's hard to understand the point of the ending.
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