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Mouse's house is very, very small. There's hardly any room for anyone but Mouse. So when Cat, Dog, Cow, Horse, and even Farmer arrive with birthday gifts for Mouse, one by one they squeeze themselves inside. And when Mouse blows out the candle on his cake and everybody helps--whoosh! Mouse needs a new house! The cheerful rhyming text in this delightful cumulative tale begs ...more
Hardcover, 44 pages
Published March 24th 1993 by Putnam Juvenile
(first published January 1st 1993)
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My son was instantly captivated by the illustrations in this book. Mouse has an adorable, yet very small house. It's his birthday so all his friends and the farmer come calling with gifts trying to squeeze into his house. The last guest does it in but now, mouse has a beautiful, spacious house!
This book is really good for young kids learning to read. It has repetition and rhyming words making it easy to listen to and also pick up reading. It has large illustrations making it fun for kids to look at also. It is a fun story about a mouse's little house!
This is a cute book with animal characters and a farmer. The idea that all the animals and the farmer try to squeeze into mouse's house for his birthday party is good for teaching size relations. I think this book could be read during an animal themed unit.
Oct 20, 2012 Paul Hankins rated it liked it
It's Mouse's birthday, and the whole farm is stopping by, trying to fit into Mouse's house to bring their greetings (and gifts that rhyme with "knees." Fun, playful verse from Yolen here.
Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset ...more