Christmas in the Mouse House

Overview

Explore the Mouse house as they get ready for Christmas!

It's Christmas Eve, and the Mouse house is full of activity. So when Papa tells the children that they can't find the decorations for a tree this year, the brothers and sisters band together to search for Christmas decorations around the house. Each spread shows a different room in the Mouse house. Open doors, windows, and cupboards to help the Mouse family make this Christmas the ...

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Overview

Explore the Mouse house as they get ready for Christmas!

It's Christmas Eve, and the Mouse house is full of activity. So when Papa tells the children that they can't find the decorations for a tree this year, the brothers and sisters band together to search for Christmas decorations around the house. Each spread shows a different room in the Mouse house. Open doors, windows, and cupboards to help the Mouse family make this Christmas the best--and most beautiful--one yet!

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Editorial Reviews

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A simple but real story and charming, polished illustrations of appealing mice.
—Kirkus Reviews
Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
When the mouse family gathers on Christmas Eve, Papa announces that they won't need a tree this year because the star ornaments cannot be found...because Papa and Mama have hidden them around the house for the children to find! Open a flap and take a peek; there just might be a gold star hiding there. Toy boxes, windows, and cupboards all open to display what is inside. Readers can even peek behind the picture above the fireplace. They will certainly be surprised by what they find. One of the books sitting on the bunk beds looks quite familiar. It is a miniature replica of the cover of this book. Not only do the children find the stars but they have also made other decorations for the tree. Curious little children will be delighted to lift the flaps on several of the gifts left under the tree by Santa Mouse. The illustrations are created in a soft, soothing palette and present warm and cozy indoor scenes and a magical snow-covered outdoor vista. The pop-ups and flaps will not be strong enough to withstand public library use. This lovely little interactive book is an enjoyable pause from the hectic holiday preparations for parent and child. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
Kirkus Reviews
A large family of charming mice decorates its Christmas tree together in this pleasant holiday offering with sturdy, cardboard pages and a cleverly designed lift-the-flap and pop-up format. The mouse father challenges his children to find the family's 12 golden star ornaments, which the parents have hidden, and Grandma Mouse suggests the mouse children make additional ornaments of their own design. The little mice scatter throughout the well-appointed home to search for the missing golden stars, and in each room there are flaps to lift with clever surprises underneath, including stars on every spread. Cupboards and doors open, a canopy bed pops up and more mouse children appear inside unexpected hiding places. One of the last spreads shows the snowy garden outside, with the family tree waiting in its pot to be transformed with decorations and gifts. Young readers will enjoy lifting the flap that reveals the final golden star, as well as Santa Mouse coming through the garden gate. The concluding spread includes a pop-up Christmas tree decorated with all 12 golden stars and the mouse-made creations. Tiny flaps under the tree open to show the presents for the mouse children, who dance around the tree with their parents in a cozy conclusion. A simple but real story and charming, polished illustrations of appealing mice elevate this above most holiday stories with a movable format. (Picture book. 2-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763652876
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Pages: 16
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Kneen is a full-time illustrator whose distinctive artwork has graced many children's books. Her patterns can also be seen on Wedgewood china. She lives in Cheshire, England.
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