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Mouse's Birthday

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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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Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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!
Sarah Jost
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
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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!
Jessica Allen
Jun 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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.
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
A cute rhyming book about Mouse and his birthday.
One after another, several animals try to squeeze into Mouse's very small house to help him celebrate his birthday.
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
All the animals on the farm, and the farmer, are squeezing into Mouse's house to celebrate his birthday. Short and rhyming, this is a great storytime choice for younger kids.
Paul  Hankins
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.
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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