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Mouse Shapes Hardcover – July 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (July 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 015206091X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152060916
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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When three little mice run from a cat, they find a cluster of brightly colored squares, triangles, rectangles, circles, ovals, and diamonds where they hide until he leaves. Soon they are moving the shapes about to create pictures: a house, a wagon, and even a cat. After the real cat pounces, they hatch a clever plan to scare him away. Just as visually appealing as Mouse Paint (1989) and Mouse Count (1991), this little book features simple, elegant page design using cut-and-torn-paper collage figures silhouetted against a clean, white background and framed by a strong black rectangle. Walsh accomplishes her purpose of teaching shapes subtly and playfully through the text and illustrations. Though the statement "any shape with three sides is a triangle" wouldn't pass muster in a geometry class, it may not raise much concern in the preschool or kindergarten classroom. Parents and teachers can easily extend the lesson and the fun by providing cutout colored-paper shapes for children to play with after the story ends. Phelan, Carolyn

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Review for 'Mouse Paint': "A book that can combine enjoyment, fun and learning in one slim package deserves to be bought by all parents, librarians and teachers." School Librarian --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

ELLEN STOLL WALSH is the author and illustrator of many award-winning early concept books for young children, including Mouse Paint, Mouse Count, and the Dot and Jabber trilogy. She lives near Rochester, New York.

Customer Reviews

Loved the story and illustrations.
Heather Martin
I have bought many of her books throughout my career as a Kindergarten and preschool teacher and the students loved them too!
Christie B. Park
I expected a book on learning shapes and it didn't cover that at all.
TripleMom

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Bateman on August 17, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My almost-3-year-old son and I came across this book for the first time during library story time. My son talked about it so much afterward that I decided to check it out from the library. He calls it "the scary mice book" because, in the story, the small mice use shapes to make bigger versions of themselves to scare away the sneaky cat. He knows his shapes, but this book is great for reinforcement and to show what things can be made when shapes are put together. When my son plays with his rubber shapes he likes to try to make the things the mice make in the book. I would imagine it would also work well for teaching a child who doesn't yet know his shapes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Strand on April 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I love this author's first two 'Mouse' books, 'Mouse
Count' & 'Mouse Paint'. Both books had a natural, believable flow that reflected the way young children think and learn. This one seems more forced, like she was responding to demands for another basic concepts book rather than writing it on her own. I especially dislike that the shapes are used to represent things- that's a skill of older kids & quite different from the simple, incedental learning that occurs via the mice inthe first two books. The art is still great, but overall it missed the mark- it was younger child structured but possessed older child concepts- feh.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Robertson on September 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a great resource for parents and teachers wishing to introduce geometry concepts. We recently used this book in a CPIN math training for educators. Highly recommended, along with Mouse Count, to address new CA Preschool Foundations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Mahan on April 25, 2009
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If you liked Mouse Paint, you will LOVE this book. The mice are darling - the story is very cute - and you can use it to teach shapes to your favorite small person.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Veg mom on October 30, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Just like all the others in this series it is a fab story that kids will love.
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By Pratima Dayal on April 30, 2014
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I love this book! I used to review shapes with my PreK students then in small groups, i gave each child an assortment of shspes in different sizes and they made their own shape pictures!! They were so creative and Im very glad I got this book.
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By tisha on April 18, 2014
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I bought this for use in my classroom. This is a great book for helping children learn about shapes. It includes all the basic ones.
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I originally bought this book when I was pursuing my degree in early childhood ed for a project. When I was finished I ended up taking it to my classroom & it was instantly a HIT & has become a classic. They absolutely love it. An excellent addition to any child's or classroom's library.
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