A House for Mouse

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Mouse has lived in the very same house in the very same tree since he was born there. Maybe it’s time to stretch his horizons. Perhaps it’s time to explore and maybe even to find a new home. As he marches through the forest over mountains and through meadows, he comes across a variety of houses and a number of characters from fairy tales. First, there are three little pigs and a big bad wolf, but that house won’t work. He finds the tower in which Rapunzel lives, but it’s not very nice. A house made of sugar, spice, and gingerbread wouldn’t survive rain, so he passes on it. The old woman who lives in a shoe has no room for mouse. Mouse keeps going until he finds a big castle and moves in, but it’s a lonely place to live.

Author Gabby Dawnay has written a charming story of friendship and independence with a literary nod to many fairy tales youngsters will already be familiar with. The sweet illustrations by Alex Barrow are the perfect complement for this story. The gentle colors and wonderful details will fascinate the youngest of listeners. This is a perfect read aloud.

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Author Gabby Dawnay • Alex Barrow, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publish Date 2018-Oct-02
ISBN 9780500651377
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Issue January 2019
Category Children's


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