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Who Goes There?: with audio recording

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  204 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Cozy up to this tender tale about overcoming fears and finding friendship, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bear Snores On.

Lewis Mouse is preparing his nest for winter. It is cozy and it is warm, and yet something is missing. All of a sudden—


Lewis hears the scariest noises! Who can be making those sounds? He uses his bravest voi
ebook, 40 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books (first published August 1st 2013)
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Jamie Lauver
Jan 30, 2016 Jamie Lauver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
I used this book for story time this week. It is fun to read, with opportunities to change voices and convey emotion. The children seemed to love it; it was fun watching their faces. There are some repetitive words that the children quickly pick up. The illustrations are great, too! This one goes to the top of my list for story time books!
Jan 07, 2014 Tasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
On this bitter cold day in Wisconsin, it’s a treat to review a book that has a little mouse preparing for the winter cold. Lewis lived alone in the base of a tall tree. He prepared for winter by stuffing his home with leaves, twigs and grass. Once he was cozy inside though he realized that something was missing. Then he heard a noise that wasn’t the wind. It was a scratching and tapping noise. Lewis shouted “Who goes there!” but no one answered. Could it be a cat? An owl? A bear? As the noise re ...more
Michelle McBeth
Lewis Mouse is getting ready for winter. He has everything he needs, but something is missing. He settles in for a snack, but then he hears a scratching and tapping outside. He imagines the worst possibilities of what it could be including a bear and a cat. He calls out, "Who goes there?" But no one answers. This happens a few times until he decides to investigate. He finds another mouse on the other side of the tree trying to make a mouse home for winter. Lewis invites her in for tea. Now his h ...more
Erin Buhr
Oct 30, 2013 Erin Buhr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New York Times bestselling author of Bear Snores On, Karma Wilson has penned another sweet animal tale. Lewis Mouse lives in a hole in the tree and he is getting ready for winter. He gathers the supplies of leaves and twigs and seeds that he needs and burrows into his cozy home. A nagging feeling that he is missing something is interrupted by a frightening “Scritch Scratch Tap Tap Tap.” Lewis envisions the worst – an owl, a cat, a bear – but what he finds when he bravely goes to investigate is s ...more
Dec 21, 2013 Tima rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lewis Mouse has a wonderful little home at the base of a tree. He has filled it with food and comfortable leaves for the winter. As the fall wind begins to blow, he settles down in his cozy home to enjoy the winter. He knows that he is prepared for winter, but something seems to be missing. He hears a scratching noise and goes to the door to investigate, but no one is there. He keeps hearing this noise, but can't seem to find who is making the scary sound. Finally he is able to find the source o ...more
As Lewis Mouse settled down in his cozy nest in a hollow tree, he can't help thinking that something is missing. Each time as he starts to relax, he hears a noise and is sure it must be some predator. When he traces the noise to its source, he also realizes exactly what has been missing all along. The sweet story is fun to read aloud since there is rhyming text and a chance to bellow Lewis's lines, and the pen and ink and watercolor illustrations allow his annoyance to be very clear. Young reade ...more
Oct 06, 2014 Jan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lewis Mouse heard noises outside his cozy home at the base of a tree. They were scritchy, scratchy noises, and Lewis was frightened. Could it be an owl? Or a cat? Or a bear? Lewis faces his fears and goes outside to search for the source of the noise. What will Lewis find? Anna Currey has created charming watercolor and pen and ink illustrations with changing moods in the pictures, as Lewis Mouse's emotions change. A great book for kids aged 3-6 to see how our imaginations can fool us.
Winter is coming and Lewis the mouse is settling into his cozy home when he is frightened by the noises he hears outside. He imagines that any number of big, scary creatures could be prowling around his door, but when he goes to investigate the source of all the noises he finds a new friend.

The text is full of great rhyming and refrains. Pen and ink, and watercolor illustrations. Fun seasonal read aloud for PreK-2.
Noelle Boc
Mar 03, 2014 Noelle Boc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one will make a great read aloud. Lewis the mouse is settling in for the winter, but keeps hearing a 'scritch scratch tap tap tap" outside. He thinks of the scariest animals that might be making the sound, but in the end, it is a surprise who was making the noises.

I like this a lot, but at the end I did keep thinking, "You sly devil, what a way to get a girl back to your house!"
Beth Bacon
Mar 28, 2014 Beth Bacon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rhythmic, poetic, emotion-filled tale of a mouse who hears frightening noises as he prepares his hole for winter. Lovely Beatrix Potter-style illustrations. A gentle, complete, lyrical satisfying tale. Though it harkens to other picture books, nothing here seems worn--readers are treated to a fresh and balanced story all its own.
Jan 18, 2014 Vicki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture, pre-school
As Lewis the mouse settles down for winter, he hears this scritch scratching noise and imagines anything from an owl to a bear is trying to come inside. What a "Joy" he finds when he summons up his courage to go outside to see what is making that noise.
Jan 17, 2016 Hannah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caldecott Nominee 2014. Karma Wilson is a great storyteller with a gift for simple rhymes. This story is a sweet tale of cold weather, bundling up, scary noises, and new friends. The illustrations are adorable.
Paul Seville
Mar 20, 2015 Paul Seville rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Memorable narrative. Good use of dynamics, rhyme and repetition makes for a good read. Great handling of the themes of fear and friendship; very applicable to the contemporary Western climate of xenophobia/racism.
Jody Lewandowski
Lewis the mouse is lonely and finds a windy night sort of scary. Trying to be brave, he calls out Who Goes There? Turns out Joy the mouse is living in the same tree, a bit scared of a big creature bellowing - haha! Together they fill in what's missing for each other.
Lewis Mouse has a comfy and cozy home to snuggle in all winter. Even though he is fully stocked and prepared, he can't help feeling as though something is missing. One night after hearing scary noises he fears for the worst and happily discovers exactly what was missing in his cozy home.
Nov 02, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picturebook
A lovely story about friendship and overcoming fear. The read aloud elements of repetition are perfect for little ones. However, I wish these aspects could have continued through to the end of the story.
Mary Ann
Lovely to read aloud, with fun repeating phrases. I could see kindergarteners drawing connections between this and classics like Going on a Bear Hunt. Perhaps this is a bit slight, but enjoyable autumn read.
Debby Baumgartner
Jan 16, 2016 Debby Baumgartner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loneliness, mice, winter
Mouse lives in a cozy house but something is missing. As he settles in for winter, there are some strange noises outside. Could it be an owl, cat, or a bear?
Apr 23, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mysterious and a bit scary, so it was perfect for a boy who wants some adventure--Anthony! Also a great tribute to C.S. Lewis which was a surprise.
Robin Rousu
Would be excellent for preschool storytime, even if the ending is a little flat. Well written, nice structure, and the illustrations are simultaneously luminous and cute. Recommended.
Lawrene Hawthorne
Awe, a little mouse love story! Now I'm happy!
Apr 14, 2014 Maia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My 5 year old boy asked to read this last out of our five books last night because it was "so cute." High Praise!
Nov 01, 2013 Tracie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Karma Wilson will never let you down. A little mouse is scared of noises he hears outside his house. Should he go look?
Beautiful pictures and a great story
Dec 18, 2013 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: easy-fiction
Lovely story about overcoming fear of noises in the night and making a new friend. This would be a great story to read at bedtime.
Rebecca Gomez
Jul 09, 2016 Rebecca Gomez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully illustrated sweet story of friendship.
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Karma Wilson grew up an only child of a single mother in the wilds of North Idaho. Way back then (just past the stone age and somewhat before the era of computers) there was no cable TV and if there had been Karma could not have recieved it. TV reception was limited to 3 channels, of which one came in with some clarity. Karma did the only sensible thing a lonely little girl could do…she read or pl ...more
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