A Cat Named Mouse is an amusing tale of teasing and mixed-up names. With help from his quirky new friend Cheese, Mouse overcomes his nemesis, the nasty dog next door. Acceptance and friendship win out in the end!
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Patti Tingen is an award-winning inspirational author. This is her first children's book. Patti lives in beautiful Lancaster County, PA with her husband Doug and their cat Braveheart.
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A Cat Named Mouse based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
"A Cat Named Mouse" is a tale of making new friends, overcoming insecurities, and embracing self-acceptance. In particular, it teaches children that making fun of someone's name can be hurtful. The dog is the story overcompensates for the insecurity he has about his name by teasing the cat for his name. In the end, the characters learn that it's better to be welcome others with open arms than to tease them. This book is a fun story with bright colors and many rhyming words. A great story for young readers with an importance message of kindness.
A Cat Named Mouse, written by Patti Tingen with art by Mary Erickson Washam, is a charming story about just that -- a cat named Mouse, as well as a mouse named Cheese and other seemingly misnamed characters. As our story begins, we meet Mouse who has just moved into a new neighborhood. Anxious to find his new best friend, like any adventurous cat, Mouse approaches the dog next-door. But it turns out that the dog is something of a bully. He laughs at Mouse and makes fun of our poor cat, who returns home sad, confused and even lonelier. Not too long after, however, Mouse meets Cheese, a very smart little mouse. The two become friends, and Cheese teaches Mouse some important lessons about bullies and bullying. Patti Tingen is best known for her award-winning inspirational books and talks for adults. In her first children's picture book, she proffers her message of acceptance and appreciation for everyone, while illustrating how bullying is hurtful and, perhaps more importantly, can cause a cycle of bullying. In A Cat Named Mouse, Ms. Tingen teaches young children about the value and purpose of each individual and the importance of understanding and acceptance of others and ourselves. She accomplishes this without being didactic but rather by engaging and maintaining a preschooler's attention with an entertaining story. What I like best about this book is the creative way Ms. Tingen teaches complex lessons in a simple, comprehensible story appropriate to preschoolers. What I like least about A Cat Named Mouse is how quickly Mouse and Cheese become friends and Mouse learns the lessons being taught. I recognize that, given her target audience, Ms. Tingen needed to keep the story succinct, but I don't think another page or two would be detrimental. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
If a cat is called Mouse, it’s bound to make small children laugh. But Patti Tingen’s picture book, A Cat Named Mouse, invites children and their guardians to see life through the eyes of a mis-named, easily-teased animal, and offers wise lessons in friendship. The illustrations are bright and clear, giving a great sense of the action, from dog rolling in mirth on the ground, to cat preparing to pounce. The writing is quick and light too, nicely designed on the page, with a pleasing mix of text, dialog and rhyme. Bright colors emphasize words that might soon have a small child reading along. And scenes straight from the lives of children have the teased learning to tease, while a kind mouse cries “Enough!... Try to be kind...” A Cat Named Mouse is a lovely story, beautifully –presented, wise and fun! Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy and I offer my honest review.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite A Cat Named Mouse by Patti Tingen is the endearing story of Mouse the cat, Cheese the mouse, Cat the dog, and Cow the horse. Each one laughs at the other one's name but then the irony is that everyone's names are mixed up, making them look silly and funny. It is a theme that is relevant to the requirements of a child's growth in current times. The author covers the topics of bullying and teasing which many children face in their school and neighborhood. The author tells readers to be more tolerant and understanding toward their friends and the people around them. They should be helped to cope with these kind of acts. By the time the story ends, readers can see how the cat, dog, mouse, and horse become good friends. The theme is very simple, but the author has managed to convey a strong message with her words. The scenes are clear and can be easily comprehended by children. Many of them can relate to the incidents put down in the story. Acceptance in society and school is very important for the healthy growth of children. The book initially shows the teasing and bullying scenes and how finally the cat, dog, mouse, and horse overcome that by extending a hand of friendship. Books with a concept are ideal for children. This conveys the message in the form of story telling. Parents and teachers can use this story for read-aloud sessions in libraries and classrooms.