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Mouse Paint

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One day three white mice discover three jars of paint—red, blue, and yellow. Both parents and children alike will appreciate this lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. “Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and just the right simplicity for the storyline. A real charmer that’s great fun as well as informative.”—School Library Journal

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Overview

One day three white mice discover three jars of paint—red, blue, and yellow. Both parents and children alike will appreciate this lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. “Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and just the right simplicity for the storyline. A real charmer that’s great fun as well as informative.”—School Library Journal

Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A pair of oversize board books introduce classics to youngest booklovers: Let's Go Visiting by Sue Williams, illus. by Julie Vivas ("A cumulative counting tale bursting with frisky baby animals," said PW); and Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh (a PW Best Book of the Year). In the first, the child narrator introduces colors, numbers and animals, while the trio of mice in the second title use red, blue and yellow to demonstrate primary, complimentary and contrasting colors. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mice, a rottweiler, an arachnid and a few other assorted critters make sturdy reappearances in five board book versions of picture books. In Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint, ``three white mice on a white piece of paper" enjoy a colorful romp, while in Walsh's Mouse Count a similar gaggle narrowly escapes being served for dinner Harcourt/Red Wagon, $6 each, 28p, ages 1-3 ISBN 0-15-200265-0; -200266-9 Sept.. Yet another mouse searches the animal kingdom for companionshipand finds an unexpected respondentin Eric Carle's Do You Want to Be My Friend? HarperFestival, $6.95, 32p, ages 2-6, ISBN 0-694-00709-9 Sept.. The rewards of industriousness are celebrated in a second Carle title, The Very Busy Spider; its embossed web brings a tactile dimension to his familiar collage artwork Philomel, $9.95, 26p, ages 2-up ISBN 0-399-22919-1 Aug.. Finally, the canine in question is Alexandra Day's beloved Carl, who takes charge of a crew of toddlers in Carl Goes to Day Care Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $5.95, ages 1-3 ISBN 0-374-31145-5 Sept..
Children's Literature - Marilyn Bagel
It's not surprising that this book has won practically every children's book award there is. It's one of the most imaginative presentations ever on the subject of colors. When three white mice discover three jars of paint-one red, one yellow and one blue-each climbs right in. The red mouse finds that if he steps in a yellow puddle and does a little dance, his paint puddle turns orange. And so it goes with the other mice as they create green and purple respectively. But the mice must still return to their original white color so they can hide on white paper where the cat can't find them.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
New to board book format, this is a book for young children that tells a simple story of color mixing and camouflage that has subtle concepts underneath. It is an amusing presentation of a lesson about colors that can be shared with children for a number of years. Both parents and children will enjoy the wonderful illustrations. 1995 (orig.
Children's Literature
It is not surprising that this book has won practically every children's book award—it is one of the most imaginative presentations ever on the subject of colors. When three white mice discover three jars of paint—one red, one yellow, and one blue—each climbs right in. The red mouse finds that if he steps in a yellow puddle and does a little dance, his paint puddle turns orange. And so it goes with the other mice as they create green and purple, respectively. But the mice must still return to their original white color so they can hide on white paper where the cat can't find them. This latest edition is a large format board book meant for lap sharing. 2006 (orig. 1989), Harcourt, Ages 2 up.
—Marilyn Bagel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152001186
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Series: Big Books Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 31,798
  • Age range: 2 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: AD440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 7.16 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Meet the Author

ELLEN STOLL WALSH is the author-illustrator of many popular books for children, including the successful Mouse Paint and Mouse Count books. She lives in upstate New York.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

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    Fun to read and discuss the pictures

    I have used this book for reading aloud to both groups of preschoolers and snuggle reading to one or two little ones. In both cases the children were fascinated by the story line and the way the pictures relate to it. With the individual child it can easily become a "read it again" book. It is fun to discuss the actions happening in the pictures and reinforce the idea of how colors combine. My 2 year old grandson would get up during the reading and dance with the mice as they mixed the different colors. He calls it the "Mouse Dance" book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2000

    A Family Favorite!!!

    My children have enjoyed this book for years! The 'board book' style makes it easy for small hands to explore and take everywhere, and even with three kids, it has held up extremely well. The illustrations are very nice and crisp, and the text is educational and funny. I intend to give this book as a baby shower gift since my family has enjoyed it so much. We give it our HIGHEST recommendation!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2011

    I do not recommend ordering this book as a bargain book. Other than that, the book is okay.

    Here is the good and bad about this book. The good: It's a nice book that teaches young children about how when certain are mixed together, it forms a different color all together. The story line is very basic and not really interesting, but the book makes learning color mixing easier based on how the story is laid out. I would recommend this to young school age children learning about mixing colors but not for children younger than that but that's just personal opinion. Now here is the bad. I bought this as a bargain book. bargain books are suppose to be new books that sometimes have a slight remainder mark or stickers showing a discounted price. What I received in the mail was a book that was filthy dirty, pages that turned yellow and a remainder mark created with a thick black marker that is about 5 inches long. This book should of been put in the trash, not sent to a customer. I also had another bargain book in my shipment that was also in bad condtion and I am waiting for the balance of my shipment to come in to see the condition of those bargain books before I return them. I am never ordering bargain books again, it's not worth it the price no matter how low it is!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2009

    great learning about colors

    My daughter likes this book for is larger size and its easy for her to thumb through.. great with learning the colors too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2007

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    Colors are taught to kids using mixing by three curious mice. Good for artists-to-be.

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