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Mouse's First Christmas Paperback – October 1, 2003

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From Publishers Weekly

Rich shades of evergreen, cranberry and midnight blue thinly applied to canvas form the inviting backdrop for this tale of a curious young mouse who explores the sensory delights of Christmas Eve, from things that are "sweet and sparkly" (a cookie) to "jingly and glinty" (a jingle bell)Aeven "whiskery and jolly" (guess who?). Thompson's dynamic phrasing is amplified by Erdogan's large-scale compositions and by the type design ("It was a cookie" is set as a circle; the line "It was a jingle bell" curves like an arc). The debut author and artist make much from a simple premise. Ages 2-6. (Oct.)
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PreSchool-"'Twas a night still and starry/and all through the house,/not a creature was stirring /just one little mouse." He begins exploring and discovers some of the tasty, visual, and auditory delights of Christmas, from cookies to jingle bells to presents to Santa himself. Children will enjoy the familiar holiday trappings, the endearing mouse, and the warm feeling that is so well captured in the cozy, richly colored oil paintings. The text effectively combines straight prose and rhyme as the mouse explores the Christmas scene. A lovely, simple book for one-on-one sharing or for toddler storytime.-M.W.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 380 (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689863489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689863486
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on November 10, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I just purchased three copies of this book for Christmas gifts-- and had the store order two more for me! The story and pictures are charming-- the little mouse dicovering candy canes, cocoa and all the magic of Christmas Eve- Christmas morning! The words are simple enough for a very young child to understand and enjoy; the illustrations are nice enough that you'll keep the book out for the older ones to thumb through!
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By A Customer on March 11, 2000
Format: Hardcover
My six year old just pulled this book out (in March) and asked me to read it because "it makes me feel Christmassy! " Our whole family enjoyed this sweet rhyming tale. We especially had fun guessing what Mouse would find next on his Christmas Eve adventure through the house. We received this book as a gift, now I plan to buy more to give as gifts next Christmas!
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This is a very simple story of what a tiny mouse finds around the house on Christmas Eve -- including a cookie, a stocking, presents, and even Santa. My young sons love this story, and the illustrations are captivating as well. Each page has only one sentence on it, so it will work well for early readers, too. I think it will be an excellent Christmas read in our house for years to come.
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By A Customer on November 2, 2003
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My 16 month old loved this board book from the first time I read it to him. He learned to say "mouse" and has fun finding the mouse on each page. The pictures are beautiful and it is more substantial than most board books I have bought. I highly recommend it.
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This is a very cute little Christmas book and my 12 month old really likes it. My only complaint is that I wish it was a board book and not paperback so it would be easier for her to turn the pages.
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My girlfriend brought this book home as a "pre-christmas" present one year and we both instantly fell in love with it. We don't have children, but we both love the endearing and cute stories. We've read it together many times in the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year for the past three years. It's a delightful and playful book, beautifully, magically and touchingly illustrated in acrylics. We can get lost for minutes at a time studying the illustrations on each page. Thompson has created a timeless character that I'm sure people will be reading to their kids for generations to come.

Mouse teaches us playfulness, curiousty and wide-eyed wonderment at every little thing that makes life so great. This is the best book of the series, but the others are all fun to read as well. We will keep collecting these as long as she writes them.
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By A Customer on February 16, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I read this book at Christmastime to my " kindermusik class."They were throughly charmed by little mouse's explorations.The illustrations were very sweet and the children could identify with the plate of cookies,the cup of hot chocolate,the velvet stocking.etc.The simplicity in words was also appropriate.
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If you have enjoyed other Mouse books by this author you will love this sweet Christmas book with it's simplicity and beautiful illustrations. Little Mouse discovers the wonders of the season.
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