Welcome to the painstakingly crafted teeny, tiny world of Mouse.
Mouse and Musetta are the sweetest pair of rodents you’ll ever lay eyes on. This is the story of how they met and came to live in a fabulously turned-out loaf of bread. Each lovingly crafted scene is packed with incredible details—from the salt shaker end table to the walnut shell cabinets (with hinges!) to the postage stamp art. Really, how could Musetta resist popping in for a nibble of the cheese that lay on the table, that stood in the house...that Mouse built?
About the Author
Maggie Rudy has been making mice, mouse houses and the things to go in them for 20 years out of her Portland, Oregon studio. She documents her creations at mouseshouses.blogspot.com.
Pam Abrams is the author of NOW I EAT MY ABC's (Scholastic) and CAN I PUSH THE BUTTON (Piggy Toes Press).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Author Maggie Rudy is an artist and blogger who creates delightful scenes with little mice people and shares them with her readers. She expertly takes simple household objects and transforms them into something new, granting them a second life in her diminutive and magical mouse world. The story in The House that Mouse Built is based around Mousetta, who meets her future husband in a humorous way, and after some minor scares, is able to expand her life in wonderful ways! It is inspired by the "House that Jack Built" rhyme, which brings a similarly catchy cadence to her heartwarming tale and is a joy to read or hear, no matter your age. Further, The House that Mouse Built is a perfectly beautiful picture book, with gorgeous photos filled with miniature, whimsical delights. My children adored finding all kinds of tiny surprises in the intricate scenes, like the wall clock made from an antique watch face or the front porch step created out of a decorative mints container. The House that Mouse Built was a pleasure to discover and I'd love to see additional books that show more of her charming mouse creations situated in a story setting.