Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse

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Overview

After long journeys, an inside mouse and an outside mouse each arrive at opposite sides of a window and press their noses up against it to say "Hello!" Did they just meet today? Or do they visit every day?

This fresh take on the the classic country mouse and city mouse tale is perfect for young nature lovers.

Two mice, one who sleeps inside the house in a clock and one who sleeps outside the house...

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Overview

After long journeys, an inside mouse and an outside mouse each arrive at opposite sides of a window and press their noses up against it to say "Hello!" Did they just meet today? Or do they visit every day?

This fresh take on the the classic country mouse and city mouse tale is perfect for young nature lovers.

Two mice, one who sleeps inside the house in a clock and one who sleeps outside the house in a stump, follow complicated but strangely parallel paths and meet each other at a window.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
PW said, "George employs her always impressive talent for detail to marvelous effect in this story of two mice whose lives run on parallel tracks-one inside a house, the other outside-until they meet at a window," said PW. Ages 3-up. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-A narrator introduces readers to two mice: "Inside my house there is a mouse,/Outside my house there is a mouse." The inside mouse sleeps in an old-fashioned clock, while the outside mouse snuggles in a tree stump. Line by line, with side-by-side, full-page illustrations, the story unfolds, tracing each mouse's journey from its home to the window of the house, where the two meet face to face, one looking out and one looking in, and say "Hello." Gouache paintings in breathtaking colors create zoom-lens views of each of the not-so-different worlds of these two creatures. The pictures are packed with interesting details just waiting to be explored. The simple text, presented in a large typeface at the bottom of the pages, compares and contrasts the animals' environments and lifestyles. The overall effect is mesmerizing, and the intriguing parallels will capture readers' imaginations. This creative book makes a great choice for sharing aloud and for independent reading. It's also an excellent tool for teaching the concept of compare/contrast.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A house mouse, who sleeps inside a clock, and a field mouse, who sleeps inside a stump, travel corresponding routes to greet each other at either side of the house window. Both the brief text and the full-bleed gouache paintings are parallel, offering the repetition and predictability that is especially appealing to young children. Though the story is slight, the concept is cleverly engaging with the next-to-last spreads depicting the overall route each mouse has taken to reach the window sill. George demonstrates her usual command of her medium; her delicate line perfectly suits the mouse's-eye view of house and garden (the house mouse passes under the nose of a large dozing dog while the field mouse passes a squirrel, all finely detailed). The occasional striking perspective focuses attention. With its large format, clear illustrations, and the most appealing mice readers have ever seen, this will be popular for both group and individual sharing. (Picture book. 3-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060004682
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/21/2006
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 579,160
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lindsay Barrett George is widely recognized for her striking illustrations of animals, birds, and fish in their habitats. She is the author-illustrator of Maggie’s Ball; Alfred Digs; The Secret; Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse; In the Garden: Who’s Been Here?; and four other Who’s Been Here? titles.

Lindsay Barrett George lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her dog, two cats, and a very handsome duck.

Lindsay Barrett George is widely recognized for her striking illustrations of animals, birds, and fish in their habitats. She is the author-illustrator of Maggie’s Ball; Alfred Digs; The Secret; Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse; In the Garden: Who’s Been Here?; and four other Who’s Been Here? titles.

Lindsay Barrett George lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her dog, two cats, and a very handsome duck.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2006

    Many great surprises in this book!

    My children got a chance to meet with the author at our local library. She is funny and a great storyteller. This is a wonderful book, it shows children a intresting way to explore inside and outside! A wonderful idea :The library set up props just like the book, the children got to go through a maze that was exactly like the book. The went insde, over, under etc. They loved it! Oh almost forgot, she made the children mouse ears some brown and some grey! Fun, Fun, Fun, book!!

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