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Mouse Mess

Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley

What would a house, or a kitchen, look like to a mouse?  What happens when the humans go upstairs at night?

Riley's brightly illustrated story tells of a busy mouse's adventures in a nighttime kitchen.  The story, told with a single line per page, has the curious mouse explore various foods, and make quite a mess in the process.

Some of Mouse's activities are children's favorites with a twist.  Mouse rakes up corn flakes with a fork, then runs and jumps into the pile.  Mouse tips over the brown sugar, then builds a sand castle with it.  Sometimes he just gets messy.  Mouse opens jars and tips the milk over.  After a while, he takes a look around him.

"Mouse steps back. He looks around.  He can't believe the mess he's found.  'Who make this awful mess?' asks Mouse.  'These people need to clean their house.'"

Mouse continues with his evening, taking a bubble bath in a tea cup, then heads back to his nest just as the humans come back down the stairs in the morning.

"Now that Mouse is clean and fed, he leaves the mess and goes....to bed!"

This is a wonderfully silly story that will have the youngest children giggling at Mouse's antics.

 

 

13 Comments

  1. Mom and Kiddo @What Do We Do All Day? on January 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This book is new to me! Thank you for linking up to The Children’s Bookshelf and sharing your find.

    • bookwormbear on January 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      It’s a fun, silly book. I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Katie on January 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I love Mouse Mess! Great review.

    • bookwormbear on January 17, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks! This was a favorite in our house – I love the story and the illustrations.

  3. Julie Grasso on January 14, 2013 at 3:10 am

    I love the sound of it. Great Review.

    • bookwormbear on January 17, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks for your comment! It is a fun book – and was a favorite at my house.

  4. Renee C. on January 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Great little picture book and nice review! Thanks for sharing this in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I’ll tweet your post to my followers. I’m a new follower by email. 🙂

    • bookwormbear on January 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      Thanks for your comment it’s a fun book. Thanks for sharing the post — and, for following Bookworm Bear!

  5. redpeffer on January 17, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    This book is new to me too, I’ve just come across this author recently, thanks for sharing and I look forward to following you.

    • bookwormbear on January 17, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks for your comment. This is one of my favorites. I haven’t seen any other books by this author, but I’ll look for them now. Thanks for following Bookworm Bear!

  6. snacksformax on January 20, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Hmm I feel like this book might give Max some ideas. “Mom, it wasn’t me, it was the mouse who made the mess!”

    • bookwormbear on January 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      I hope you and Max enjoy Mouse Mess! Thanks for following Bookworm Bear!

      • snacksformax on January 20, 2013 at 7:36 pm

        Thanks! and you’re welcome! 😉

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