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Kindergarten-Grade 3—Tension builds as a feline predator, often hiding in plain sight, stalks two mice. Children will appreciate the efforts of cautious Billy, who repeatedly attempts to alert his older sibling, Bo, of their imminent danger. Happily, the mice make a narrow escape even as the ever-oblivious Bo cautions Billy, "If you ever see a cat, you must tell me AT ONCE." Muted watercolors in various hues of brown and blue depict the world of a gloomy old manor full of spooky surprises. Lift-the-flaps offer plenty of opportunity to explore these detail-laden pages. Brown plays with scale, sometimes showing the entire cat hidden in a corner; on other pages, readers see just a hint of an oversize tail, or a large gleaming eye from behind a cabinet door. The spare prose and large pictures make this good for sharing.—Madigan McGillicuddy, Los Angeles Public Library
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Bo and his younger brother, Billy, two mice reminiscent of a Beatrix Potter tale, are completely out of food. (Open the kitchen cabinet flaps for proof.) They embark on a journey to the human kitchen, traversing the expansive rooms of an old, dark house, shown in double-page spreads. Bo charges forward, giving instructions, while Billy proceeds with caution, fearing the possibility of a feline presence. Each nook and cranny they investigate creates a disagreement. Billy spies the cat under a leafy celery stalk, behind a drape, and beneath a chair (all revealed by lifting flaps). Bo thinks Billy has mistaken common household objects for something they are not. Finally, the cat pounces (across two pages) from its hiding place, revealing itself only to Billy, who manages to escape, but his brother still doesn’t believe him. The lush illustrations and interactive flaps give this story lots of appeal, and younger siblings who open the final flaps (the mice’s front door) will enjoy knowing that Billy will soon be vindicated. Preschool-Grade 3. --Ernie Cox
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Ltf Nov edition (December 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763640158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763640156
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.5 x 11.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #688,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on March 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Even though my seven-year-old is now reading chapter books, I make it a point to check out a couple of picture books a week from our local library. She loves snuggling with me several nights a week and reading these picture books which have all sorts of fun themes and positive messages.

The Tale of Two Mice caught my attention at the library this morning - it is an oversized hardcover book with two raggedy looking mice on the cover. When I casually flipped through the book, I found that it had a couple of hidden surprises in the form of lift-the-flaps. However, these surprises were not too childish and I knew my first grader would delight in them.

She loves this book! We read it tonight and the story of two young mice, siblings Billy and Bo, is one of adventure. Billy and his older brother Bo have run out of food and venture out of their mouse hole one night, in search of food in a large manor house. Billy is a scaredy mouse and is afraid of sounds and strange sights, and this behavior greatly annoys his older brother. Little does Bo know that some of Billy's fears are not completely unfounded, and there could be something sinister stalking the brothers through the dark house.

The lift the flap feature is quite fun, and I was thrilled that my daughter has not outgrown the gleeful anticipation of lifting a flap to discover what awaits within:-) A delightful book full of unexpected surprises!
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We read it by flashlight the first night and the pictures are fantastic. He was intrigued by the many rooms of the house and hiding kitty under the many flaps with delightful pics. My son is a new reader and will pick it up and read it to himself cover to cover.
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There was a huge old house that looked a bit like a castle. It was a dark and dreary looking place and a tad scary under the light of a full moon. Inside there were a couple of mice, two brothers, Bill and Bo, hiding out in their snug little home in a baseboard. It wouldn't be easy to go out because sitting on top of an old chair with some yucky horsehair sticking out of it was a long-haired gray cat. The two brothers "had nothing to eat or drink" so they had to go out. "But -- said Billy." Bo wasn't scared and off they went to the kitchen. They opened a cupboard in there and only found some mops. Little did they know that kitty was watching them all the time!

Billy and Bo went off to the dining room and looked behind a curtain. Finally they found "A feast!" There was a banquet waiting for them to dip into with everything from nuts to cheese. They loaded things into their cart and picked up some sticks in the living room. Billy was still worried about the kitty cat, who really was under the chair. Bo yelled at him, "Don't be such a BABY!" Billy was a bit scared of everything and it wasn't long before he thought there was something under a blanket. Whoa! There really was something under there and it just POPPED up out at him. "Eeeeeeeeek!"

This is a wonderful book about Bo and Billy (and the kitty) that little hands are going to love to explore! The book is a lot of fun with the little cat and mouse game that we can see going on. There are many flaps and one pop-up for children to enjoy. The pop-up kitty alone was well worth the price of the book. The story was charming and the complementary artwork was perfect. I'd only have one small recommendation and that would be to get some clear packing tape to reinforce the edges of the flaps because this book is going to be read time and time again! "Eeeeeeeeek!"
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