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Mouse's First Christmas (Mouse's Firsts)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  194 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Now available as a Classic Board Book, this charming story follows Mouse's adventure on a quiet winter night. Mouse finds candy canes on the table, lights on the mantle, and a jolly, red stranger in the chimney. It can only mean one thing!
Board Book, 34 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Little Simon (first published 1999)
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Another mouse book, this time about Christmas. All my kids are enjoying little mouse discover things from different holidays. I, myself, am enjoying the paintings that look like closeups of brushed on canvas. Really pretty, and a great addition to the book!
We loved reading these enchanting books, as seen from the perspective of a tiny mouse, exploring his house and making amazing discoveries during the holidays. My youngest would stand on tiptoe at the bin of board books in the library, make her selections and then she would carry an armload to the checkout; this book was often among them. She would be at her happiest with a stack of board books beside her on the car ride home, "reading" them and chattering about them the whole way.

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Children guess what mouse discovers around the house through descriptive word and visual clues. Shhh! Don't tell til they've made a guess!
A young mouse finds all sorts of Christmas Eve things throughout the house including Santa Claus.
Christine Turner
Late one winter night, Mouse discovers new sights, smells, and tastes: sweet and sparkly cookies, jingly and glinty bells, and lots of boxy and ribbony presents. Mouse doesn't know what any of it means, until a whiskery and jolly guest arrives with a very special holiday message.

The illustrations a large and text is simple. This book works well for both toddlers and preschool.
Cute story. A mouse is peeking all around the house to see what he can find. I appreciated that most of what he found is written in the shape of the object (It was a cookie was written in a circle. It was a candy cane was shaped like a candy cane, etc.) The story is short and there is not a lot to it, but my youngest (4) enjoyed it.
Mouse explores the Christmas sights, sounds, and smells and meets Santa! The text reads like it should be a lift-the-flap story in which Mouse discovers something and it is loosely described, then readers lift the flap to reveal the object and test their guesses. Paintings are full of warmth and evoke a cozy feeling. PreK-2.
SO CUTE!!! I found it at Salvation Army & bought it for my son's First Christmas. I have been reading it to him every night since December 1rst. It is easy to read in ASL signs as well which is a bonus.
A sweet and simple story about a little mouse that is discovering all sorts of wonderful Christmasy things on his very first Christmas. I love the illustrations and the way the things are described before it tells what they are.
Jan 13, 2011 Briana rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who enjoy great artwork and cute mice...
Such beautiful artwork! Similar to that of Anna Dewdney. Follow mouse as he discovers all of the little "essentials" that make for a great Christmas season. Perfect for little ones with short attention spans.
Fun book. Adjective clues lead to children guessing what Christmas item mouse has found in the house.
It is Little Mouse's first Christmas and there is lots to see!

Students can use describing words for things they see at Christmas and have their classmates guess what they are describing.
Our EC students are having fun identifying the various objects that the mouses encounters. The last encounter, of course, is the most spectacular. ho ho ho!
The illustrations in this series are great and the books are nice and short so younger toddlers can enjoy them without getting bored
This is a nice, simple book... perfect for the toddler and preschool crowd. Can use this for Narrative skills and Vocabulary.
Jessica Bearden
I read this to my cousin and she loved it. Since it is Christmas time it made me feel all bubbly inside. :)
Lisa Greer
This is lovely book. I especially enjoyed the illustrations, and my daughter enjoyed it at ages 1.5-2 years.
The kids loved this at story time, it highlights the best aspects of the season!
A newer addition to the Christmas festival of books. It's okay. Pretty pictures.
Great Christmas storytime book, good for call outs.
Maren Prestegaard
I love this series . . . . the simplicity of it appeals to me.
My 3 year old love all these mouse board books by this author!
Sweet. I will make this an annual Christmas story.
Cute christmas story, great for family reunions
the Reeds
One of the better christmas stories for children.
for the Pre-K crowd.
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