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Mouse Paint Paperback – March 27, 1995
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Simplicity reigns in Walsh's brief tale, and a feeling of joyful discovery pervades her broad lines and expressive figures."--Publishers Weekly
Top Customer Reviews
Three adorable albino mice (able to hide from clever cats by standing on white pieces of paper) come across three jars of pain. On is red, one is yellow, and one is blue. Thinking, in a typical mousy fashion, that the jars of paint are Mouse Paint, the three climb in. Next, they set about dipping their toes in other colors, creating whole new combinations. Thus, kids learn that when a red mouse does a jig in a puddle of yellow paint, his feet will eventually turn a bright cheery orange. By the end of the tale, the mice are painting all sorts of colors hither and yon, mixing and matching shades in all sorts of new and exciting ways.
The book is made from a series of cut-paper collages. You wouldn't necessarily know this when looking at it, however. These mice have verve and pep. Their puddle dances are lively and entertaining. There are subtle in-jokes, such as the mice washing themselves clean in a large bowl that reads, "CAT". And to top it all off, they're pretty darn cute to boot. Though I've seen good books explaining colors to kids, this is the best I've seen that explains how to create a new color out of the combination of two others. All in all, it's a good read and an entertaining one as well.
The good library edition we have on loan is printed by Orchard Books 1997 (printed in China). The cover has the three mice (the yellow with green legs, the red with orange legs, and the blue mouse dancing in a red puddle).
The wrongly coloured edition is printed by Voyager Books (trademark of Harcourt) (Printed in Singapore - cannot find a print year) and the cover looks like the amazon picture (three white mice painting the background, with a Voyager Books logo bottom left corner).
Love the book, hate the edition I received!
This is a cute and clever telling of how mixing paint colors brings new colors. The pictures are simple, but appealing, as is the text.
Bottom-line: If your children are 0-3 buy this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very cute book about three mice painting. It gives a good overview of colors and how they mix.Published 18 days ago by Amaranth13
my 4 year old loves this book. it is super cute & a great way to teach mixing colors.Published 2 months ago by Kasey
My three year old LOVES this book! Simple pictures and interesting storyline keeps her interested.Published 2 months ago by Mom of three
How can you go wrong for kinder art project. "Mouse Paint Color Wheel"Published 2 months ago by Angie Hutcherson