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Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  76 ratings  ·  20 reviews
A mouse counting on a snack

A peckish mouse on the hunt for a light snack - something like a piece of cheese - climbs up the table and finds a feast fit for a king. He prepares an enormous platter filled with everything from chicken legs to tacos to cupcakes - and of course there's cheese, too. However, the cat is onto him, and a chase ensues as the mouse desperately should
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Paula
A hungry mouse finds a tableful of delectable morsels in quantities which illustrate counting from one to ten. A mouse counting on a snack A peckish mouse on the hunt for a light snack - something like a piece of cheese - climbs up the table and finds a feast fit for a king. He prepares an enormous platter filled with everything from chicken legs to tacos to cupcakes - and of course there's cheese, too. However, the cat is onto him, and a chase ensues as the mouse desperately shoulders his smorg ...more
Dotty
Johnny liked this book because the mouse got cheese and the cat got stuff dumped on him flat he was cat. The cat got flatted and that was the funny part. Grandma liked the creative way the mouse tried to get a lot of food by putting a plate on the floor first to catch the food. Unfortunately the plate did not fit through Mouse's front door. Thus the flattened cat and the cheese made it in the door.
Taya
Sep 23, 2009 Taya rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: pbgs-1
The part of this story that stood out the most was the ingenious way that the words were arranged across the pages. It was a delight to turn each page and find the font in all different sizes according to the delight and the activities of the mouse. His behaviors were very close to that of a person, which gives the story great relatability for children. The interaction of the story with a lesson of counting to ten was a wonderful way to incorporate a learning activity within the silliness of the ...more
babyhippoface
A little mouse sneaks 1 piece of cheese, 2 plump plums, 3 baby carrots, and more goodies from 1 to 10 in this counting book from the husband and wife team of Lyn and Jim McFarland. Whimsical watercolor and line drawing illustrations build to a surprise ending that will leave kids giggling with delight.

A great choice for the Kindergarten classroom, Mouse would be helpful for lessons on counting or sequential ordering, and students could use art supplies to “fill” paper plates with their own choi
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Stephanie Davis
This book was about a mouse who gets hungry and comes out of his hole to find a snack. He finds a human's dining room table set up with many delicious types of food. He fills a huge plate up with food and proceeds to bring it back to his hole in the wall. Before he can make it, though, the cat finds him. At the end, the mouse ends up with only cheese. I think there is an underlying message to this book saying to only take what one needs. I liked the message, but I am unsure if children will catc ...more
Ryan Treaster
This is a cute and funny book for young children. The mouse in this book appears to be hungry for a snack so he wonders out to get one. Knowing there is a cat out there, the mouse must be careful but the cat does come onto him. The mouse somehow ends up getting his snack after all even after an eventful finish.

Reading level- emergent readers
Curricular use- Independent reading
Social issues- Teaches about being courageous like the mouse.
george
I didn't love this. It's about a little mouse who leaves to get a snack. After sneaking out he comes across a huge banquet and quickly gets to work grabbing food: 1 piece of cheese, 2 plump plums, 3 baby carrots, 4 fried chicken legs...all the way up to 10 slice of chocolate cake. Good for counting and learning numbers, and the watercolor illustrations are pretty nice. But overall it wasn't anything special.
Heidi
I like the illustrations. And I like that it is a count up as well a count down book--and not in the typical way. And it's nice when it can have an interesting story to go along with a concept book.

I'm not quite sure how to read this one in a storytime, as it seems more of a lap-read. But parts of it would be very cute to read aloud.
Ishta Mercurio
The simplicity of story here is great, and I really liked the way it ended. There's a bit of counting/concept going on, but it's worked into the story well. And the spare language is the perfect choice for this story.
Tricia
Mouse goes on an adventure for food. Counting is included in the book but not as the focus. Illustrations will appeal to kids, as will the adventure and the appearance of the cat during the story.
Jen
Mouse is hungry and looking for a snack. When he finds a feast on the table, he's in heaven! Great counting book and my boys loved looking for signs of cat in the book!
Vicki
A mouse gets too greedy when he ventures from his hole in a house to find a snack. I used this book for the Preschool class "sweet tooth" story time and it was fine.
Stefani
Fun story. I think it lends better to a lap story than to storytimes. I don't know what the meal was; it had tacos and gingerbread men?
Huda
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:) لكن الكتاب جيد
Hannah Cobb
Possibly the cutest counting book I've ever seen.
Nojood Alsudairi
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Melinda
A cute counting book, up and down.
Lindsay
feasting, counting, food
Thia
food, cats, mice
Heather
4 1/2 -cute
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