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Pintura de raton/Mouse Paint Bilingual Boardbook

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One day three white mice discover three jars of paint--red, blue, and yellow. Both parents and children alike will appreciate this lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. “Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and just the right simplicity for the storyline. A real charmer that’s great fun as well as informative.”--School Library Journal
Board Book, 30 pages
Published June 7th 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1989)
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Our second Ellen Stoll Walsh book, it was also in our Kindergarten basics box. An engaging story about some mice playing with paints and trying to stay away from a cat at the same time. Walsh's adorable illustrations come to life again in this book. A good level 1 reading book for beginner's, but also enjoyed very much by my 2 yr old twins. A book even the parents can enjoy.
Sara Andrews
Nov 05, 2014 Sara Andrews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
“Mouse Paint,” is a wonderful concept book to teach children about primary and secondary colors. It is basic, predictable, and entertaining all at the same time. Children will catch onto the pattern with the authors repetitious words and the coaxing illustrations.

The story is about three white mice standing on a white piece of paper camouflaging themselves so that cat won’t see them. One day, the cat takes a nap and the three little mice discover three jars of paint and climb right in. Now one
Crystal Marcos
Oct 06, 2011 Crystal Marcos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three white mice find paint jars and see what happens when they take a dip. What is even more fascinating is what happens when they start mixing those colors. This is a fun way to teach children primary and secondary colors. Watch out for that cat!
Nick Molinet
Apr 09, 2013 Nick Molinet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mouse Paint is a really good book that does a great job at teaching children about primary and secondary colors but its also very entertaining. I like this book because of its simplicity, sometimes there are some concept books who are good teaching a subject but are way to complex so what is good about this book is that it uses white mice as the main focus and then has them dip in and mix paint to make new shades of colors.

LE: After the story you can take the children to the art center where you
Shanna Gonzalez
Jul 17, 2010 Shanna Gonzalez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-00-04
This playful, lucidly-written fantasy about three mice will entertain and amuse young readers while introducing them to a bit of color theory. In the story, three white mice discover three pots of paint on the white paper where they live. They first dive into the paint to color themselves, then splash in paint puddles and discover that primary colors, when combined, make new colors. Finally, they wash themselves clean (in the cat's water bowl) and paint the paper with all the available colors -- ...more
Erin Dianis
Jan 26, 2016 Erin Dianis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three little mice tried their best to hide from a menacing cat; luckily they were white mice and sat on a white piece of paper--they blended in perfectly. One day, the little mice discovered colorful jars of paint. Each mouse jumped right into a jar and came out either red, yellow, or blue. As the newly painted mice walked across the paper, they began to leave little paint puddles; enjoying the paint to the fullest, the mice began to dance in the puddles of paint, which in turn stirred the pudd ...more
Jessica Murphy
Nov 30, 2015 Jessica Murphy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Mouse Paint
Author/Illustrator: Ellen Stoll Walsh
Genre: Concept Book
Theme(s): Colors, Drawing, Painting
Opening line/sentence: Once there were three white mice on a white piece of paper.
Brief Book Summary: Three white mice on white paper jump into red, blue, and yellow paint jars. The red mouse dipped into the yellow paint and became orange. The yellow mouse dipped into the blue paint and became green. Lastly, the blue mouse dipped in the red paint and became purple. Then, they return back
Shelby O'Rourke
Sep 17, 2015 Shelby O'Rourke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: concept
This timeless book has always been a favorite in classes, I remember reading it as a child myself and plan on reading it to my daughter. We follow three little mice as they learn the joys of paint and creating colors through mixing the primary colors. They begin by jumping into the three jars separately create 1 each red, yellow and blue mice. Then as they begin to move around they realize that the colors mix and creating new colors, orange, green and purple. Towards the end the mice realize tha ...more
Sabrina Parsons
Mar 20, 2015 Sabrina Parsons rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great learning tool that can be used to introduce primary colors and secondary colors through a story about mice in a very clever and fun manner. It is about three white mice who can not be seen by a car, because they are on white paper and therefore they blend in. One day while the cat is sleeping the three mice find three jars of paint. There is one red jar, one yellow jar, and one blue jar of paint. The mice then decide to each jump into their own jar of paint, because it is m ...more
Amanda Deatherage
Feb 01, 2015 Amanda Deatherage rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: concept-book
This book is a cute little story about three mice who discover that mixing colors together can make new colors. They mix red and yellow paint to make orange, yellow and blue paint to make green, and blue and red paint to make purple. The pictures do a great job of adding to the story, showing the mice mixing and stirring themselves in different colors of paint and seeing what happens. This book would be great to use with younger kids to teach them about colors and how they are made. After readin ...more
Diana Garcia
Feb 14, 2014 Diana Garcia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: colors, animals
This book was a fun read. It was short and simple so it's definitely great to keep younger ones focused. At the same time it uses descriptive words like dripped and stirred. I also liked how the mice cleaned up and turned to paper instead of using their fur. It showed that they learned to use their painting materials appropriately. The illustrations showed the mixing of colors and even some parts where they camouflaged because of their white fur. It brings up critical thinking skills because the ...more
Geneva Roberts
Feb 11, 2014 Geneva Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: colors
This story is about three white mice who hide blending in on a white piece of paper to keep the cat from noticing them. They come across some paint and think its mouse paint and jump in, leaving one mouse blue, one yellow and the other red. They step in each others paint color puddles and once it swirls around the notice that these three colors can make three other colors once mixed together and they make orange, purple and green. The paint dries, and they wash themselves off in the cats water b ...more
Romanus Elangwe
Apr 14, 2014 Romanus Elangwe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: colors
Three white mice in trying to hide from the enemy "cat," find and climb in three jars of paint - one red, one yellow, and one blue. They dripped puddle of paint onto the paper. The red mouse stepped into a yellow puddle and with a little mouse play, his red feet in a yellow puddle made orange; the mouse in the yellow puddle stepped into a blue puddle and stirred it to find that he had made green color and the last of them in the blue puddle moved into the red puddle to find that he had made a pu ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This is a new book for my 3 year old's repertoire. I liked that it taught her more about colors and that it encouraged interaction between the two of us while we read it. It could have been a bit more FUN for my taste but she has requested it three nights in a row so who am I to argue!
Inspired Kathy
Jun 22, 2011 Inspired Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book to teach primary and secondary colors. Mice climb into jars of paint and then make puddles of color on the ground.

I've read this book so many times to my daughter we both have it nearly memorized.
Who doesn't love these crazy mice? They are a simple way to introduce even very young children to the joy of colors, identifying them as well as mixing and matching them.
Mouse Paint is a great book for teaching colors, this creatively constructed story is a nice little addition to any child's library. When three mice get into some paint they learn a world of color and so do the kids who read this book. Starting off with your primary colors Red, Yellow and Blue; these three white mice build on that base, showing children how mixing colors can create even more colors. It's a great learning experience, and it is super cute.
Learning experience: After hearing the sto
Kaylie Singleton
This is a great book to have children read when teaching them about color. Kids and parents will both appreciate this story.
Meghan Brennan
Nov 16, 2015 Meghan Brennan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
Three white are on a white piece of paper hiding from a cat. The mice discover three jars of paint, one red one yellow and one blue. Each mouse climbs in the paint and drips puddles of paint on the paper. They mix and stir their feet in the puddles and discover that mixing two primary colors together can make new (secondary) colors! Using their new discovery, they paint the paper using all of the colors. This fun yet educational story could be used to teach children about primary and secondary c ...more
Nov 14, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science, art
This book is about three white mice who play in jars of paint, demonstrating how primary colors can be mixed to make secondary colors. It could be used to talk about (e.g., name, sort) colors, and how mixing colors changes them. By providing clear visuals of mixing colors, the book allows for children to see how colors can be changed, or alternately, experiment along with the mice. Science concepts could also be incorporated by having the children make observations or hypotheses about the paints ...more
Kathryn Brunk
Feb 05, 2014 Kathryn Brunk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: colors, science
Mouse Paint is a cute little book that uses the primary colors to show children how they can be mixed to make other colors. It is a great visualization for children to see how two colors and can be mixed to make another. It would a great book to use when conducting art with children or holding a science experience about mixing things.

Learning Experience: Have the three primary colors on a plate for each child and as you go through the book have them mix the color the mice to make another color.
Apr 06, 2016 Young rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This wonderful, creative, and colorful book is a great read for children. The books purpose is obviously to help children understand better about colors and learn the combinations that can be produced from mixing 2 different kinds of colors. The story is mainly about 3 mice finding jars of paint and mixing them to make different colors. Although this book could be used for teaching about colors, it also acts as a good and fun read for children. The part that made me enjoy it the most was when th ...more
Oct 02, 2014 Jalen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mouse-mice
Although this story would not be considered one of my favorites it is a great teaching tool on lessons about colors. # 9ttle kice discover 3 jars of paint red,blue, and yellow and have a fiel day witht he paint. As a lesson educators could set up an art station during center time witht he 3 colors and allow children to explore different colors that could be made by mixing the paint or even incoporate other colors into the lesson as well as talk about primary and secondary colors and have a spin ...more
Breona Taylor
I think this is a great book for children who are just starting to learn, or are trying to learn their colors. Also great for children who are learning what colors to mix to make new colors- think it'll be amazing to children who don't know that you can actually mix new colors. The illustrations are really cute and will catch the attention of young children. Great book to keep on the arts and crafts section- a teacher can quiz children, and ask them questions, such as, "what colors can you mix t ...more
Elizabeth Brown
May 25, 2014 Elizabeth Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: math, art, colors
I thought the mice in this book were super cute. I like how the idea of how they were trying to hide from the cat emphasized that they blended in with the white background. After they colored themselves they had to wash the color off in order to blend in with the back ground again. This compare and contrast example is a great way to introduce colors to young children and have them play around and experiment with different colors. Hence, this is a great book for teaching colors and mixing colors.
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh follows three white mice who discover the world of color and mixing colors.

One day three white mice discover three jars of paint: red, blue, and yellow. As the mice each climb into a jar of paint and emerge, they leave puddles of paint. Since the puddles looked fun, each mouse picks a color different from that they crawled into and dance in the puddles. By mixing colors they create new colors: orange, green and purple. They wash off the sticky paint and then pain
I am not crazy about this book (or many concept books for the very young). Of course it can be used to enhance the teaching of color-mixing, as described in many posts, but at this age I'd rather have the kids doing the paint-mixing & discovery themselves. If you're using it as a 'demo', you'll probably find that the 2.5-3y.o.'s glaze over, not really 'getting' the color-mixing aspect, & quickly bored by the repetition. And the 3.5-4.5y.o.'s already 'get it', & since that's the only ...more
This concept book by Ellen Stoll Walsh is about three little mice who hide from a cat by standing against a white sheet of paper so the cat can't see them. Then, one day while the cat was sleeping, they found three jars of paint. One red, one yellow, and one blue. They thought this paint was for them so they called it 'mouse paint'. They all three hopped into separate jars to make one of them red, one blue, and the other yellow. They noticed the puddles they were dripping onto the white paper an ...more
Genre: Picture Book- Concept
Summary: This simple picture book tells the story of three curious white mice that stumble upon paint. Their process of investigation reveals some interesting properties of the primary colors.
Critique: Illustrations
The illustrations in this story are done with cut-paper collage. This method adds a certain unique simplicity to the illustrations that compliments the story line very well. The indefinite lines give the illustrations a paint look. The illustrations make i
Dec 06, 2011 Angelina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1. Concept Picture Book—Colors
2. Three white mice leave the comfort of their white piece of paper to find three jars of paint. When each climb into a jar, they come out different colors, and when the colors start mixing a whole new world of colors come to light.
3. A. Illustrations
B. According to Kathleen T. Horning in From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Books, collage is often used to create a “three-dimensional quality” (2010, p. 105). However, Ellen Stoll Walsh manages to
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