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The Mouse, the Cat, and Grandmother's Hat

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"This is Grandmother's hat. This is the mouse that hid under Grandmother's hat. This is the cat that waits to be fed . . . So begins a birthday party that is filled with surprises. Open this book--you're invited, too!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Tanisha James
The Mouse, the Cat, and Grandmother's Hat is about a mouse on grand mother's hat but things begin to go wrong when the cat discovers the mouse. This book has fun and vibrant illustration with rhyming words and great vocbulary.It can be used to help build cognitive skills by discussing with the children cause and effect or talking about the sequence of the events. The Mouse, the Cat, and Grandmother's Hat can also be used to help build communication, language and literacy skills. This woould be a ...more
Breona Taylor
Great way of teaching children order of events. Children can put the book in order of which events took place; which is a fun way for them to learn.

I love how the book has lots of references to family and what a relative is, which is great for a child to learn; great teaching tool for the classroom.

The illustrations in the book were amazing and very easy to see. Great book for the classroom.
Ariel S
Title: The Mouse, the Cat, and Grandmother's Hat
Author: Nancy Willard. She won five Hopwood Awards for creative writing. Before writing she was a professor at Vassar College.
Illustrator: Jenny Mattheson.
Review: This is a cute sequence-event story. It contains adorable illustrations. The book also contains good adjective words. Lastly, it contains great vocabulary words such as distraught.
Melissa Holt
Apr 04, 2015 Melissa Holt rated it it was amazing
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This is a great book to read to children. It is a great book to read because it talks about birthdays. Every child likes to talk about their birthday, so this can definitely be a great conversation starter. The illustrations were great and easy for children to look at. I thought the book was funny because the cat kept chasing the mouse and destroying the party.
Tionna Parker
This book was entertaining to read because it was taking place during a birthday party which everyone loves their birthday. The story had some great illustrations along with a easy to follow fun story line. It centered around a fast little mouse running and hiding all over the place from that fast, sneaky, and hungry cat.
Sarah Sammis
Jul 21, 2009 Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing
The Mouse, the Cat and Grandmother's Hat is the story of a birthday celebration gone horribly pear shaped when a mouse crashes the party.

Nancy Willard's rhymes mimic the pattern of "The House that Jack Built" but spares the endless repetition that the original does. There's just enough of the meter to build on the expectations of one event coming together with another to cascade into something out of control.

The bright illustrations by Jenny Mattheson help bring Willard's story to life. The work
Maria E
This book is great to teach rhyming words, order of events and even math concept as one-to-one correspondence. It has colorful pictures and the story is very appropriate for children. Excellent to make connections with children in a very important topic "Birthday". Ages 3-8 yrs.
Diana Acosta
Apr 02, 2015 Diana Acosta rated it really liked it
It is a book about a birthday so that can be interesting for children to want to read because they love their own birthday. It has rhyming words and good for early readers. I like the illustrations because they looked fun and well done. The person who presented did a good job.
This is a book that has a very strong rhyming scheme throughout. This book is good for children who are jut learning about dates, calendars, and special events. Children can start conversations about their birthdays and enjoy the story of the cat and Grandmother.
Gisele Tamara
This was the very first time that I have ever heard of this book. My peer did such a good job introducing this book by connecting it with our personal experiences and by using a prompt that was sure to get our attention. The story itself was quite humorous.
Agnes Mukoro
Apr 07, 2015 Agnes Mukoro rated it it was amazing
Written by Nancy Wilson. It about a mouse on grandmother's hat. the story had some great illustration along with easy to follow fun story line. Excellent to make connection with children on a very important topics. Its a nice story book.
Meghan Smith
I love this book. It really made me want some cake. You can ask the children before you read what they do or eat on their birthday. Then you can read this book and talk about the different animals in it.
Michelle Smith
Cute story for children ages 3-7. Children will love the rhymes and silly animals. It teaches sequences as well. The cute pictures will also get them very excited.
Rebecca Muller
Apr 07, 2015 Rebecca Muller rated it liked it
This book has a very strong rhyming scheme and also has special events. This book can start a conversation about birthdays and can be read on someones birthday.
May 04, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
I thought this was a cumulative story, but instead it just seems to be a strangely told tale. It's OK, but it does lack charm or interest.
Shannon Brown
Apr 07, 2015 Shannon Brown rated it it was amazing
I have read this book and presented to my class. It is a book about relatives, a cat, a rat and grandmother's hat. The pictures in this book are so colorful and brought to life. It is a book that will keep a child wondering what is next. It will heighten a child's anticipation. I would read this book to children ages 2 and above. A child also can learn the fundamentals of a rat and cat relationship.
Mar 07, 2014 Andréa rated it really liked it
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Meredith Estes
Nov 14, 2013 Meredith Estes rated it it was ok
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This book showed cause and effect but really did not have much more content then that. The vacabulay words that were in it were basic for pre-school children. This book could be eaisly related to because the characters and events are ones that every child has seen or been a part of.

Nancy Willard:
1.Newberry Award-winning author
3.Teaches at Vassar College
4.Lives in New York
Aug 16, 2008 Alamoliz rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT! I love the fun chase, and the thought that nothing could get worse . . . uh oh!
Sarah Kramer
Nov 07, 2007 Sarah Kramer rated it liked it
Recommends it for: toddlers/preschoolers
Shelves: storytime-books
Large illustrations, fun story and concept that is simple enough for toddlers to grasp.
Mar 02, 2011 Kymberly rated it it was ok
I like that the cake was alive. lol!!
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NANCY WILLARD is an award-winning children's author, poet, and essayist who received the Newbery Medal in 1982 for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. She has written dozens of volumes of children's fiction and poetry, including The Flying Bed, Sweep Dreams, and Cinderella's Dress. She is also the author of two novels for adults, Things Invisible to See and Sister Water, and twelve books of poetry, in ...more
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