When Paul Mouse overhears a customer in a restaurant ordering mouse noses on toast, he assumes it must be a joke. Mouse noses on toast is a myth, isn’t it? But when the waiter asks if that would be with or without whiskers, Paul knows it’s no joke. So begins a laugh-out-loud funny ride involving mouse activists and cheese addicts. Along with his friends— Sandra the Christmas tree ornament, Rowley Barker Hobbs, a shaggy sheepdog, and the Tinby, a sort of monster, Paul Mouse, who’s sadly allergic to cheese, campaigns to bring an end to this disgusting human eating habit. This inviting chapter book will keep young readers giggling.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|File size:||3 MB|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Daren King is the author of the children's books Mouse Noses on Toast and Sensible Hare and the Case of Carrots. He is also the author of three adult books--Boxy on Star, which was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and longlisted for the Booker Prize, Jim Giraffe and Tom Boler.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mouse Noses on Toast based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Very quirky. A good book but I'm not sure what I truly think of it. I guess I was trying to figure out who I'd recommend it to and could only think to recommend it to quirky adults. Not a good thing when it is a children's book.
Short and sweet, Mouse Noses on Toast is bound to have those of you with slightly twisted senses of humor laughing your noses off!It only took me around a half hour to read, but it was a very happy half hour in which I laughed out loud many times. Mouses Noses introduces us to Paul Mouse who is allergic to, of all things, cheese. (It makes his bottom turn blue and his tail turn up like a question mark.)He doesn't live with the other mice because of this, but instead spends his time with a Christmas tree angel named Sandra and the Tinby, a mysterious toy. He visits his mice friends in a plastic wrap suit, which they think is the height of mouse fashion.After one particularly stressful visit in which Paul's fashionable suit fails to protect him, Sandra suggests that Paul, the Tinby, and the dog next door (Rowley Barker Hobbs) go get a nice, posh dinner. Instead, they discover the horror that is mouse noses on toast. While many mice think that it is a myth, like caviar or colorful parrot soup with extra beaky bits, it turn out that humans do eat this dreadful delicacy.Can the mice stop this horror? When a slightly hippie activist mouse comes on the scene, and the Tinby goes in to battle mode, then maybe, just maybe, they can get to the bottom of this. If they can get anyone's attention, that is.The humor here is, obviously, dark. I'm not going to make comparisons to Lemony Snicket in terms of writing or content, but I think those that enjoyed the macabre humor of the unfortunate series are bound to enjoy this little book. Although the reading level and length may be suited to slightly younger ages, the humor and subject matter of this book make it more likely to appeal to readers 10 - 12, and even more likely to appeal to adult readers of children's stories. There's a lot younger readers will miss. It would make a great read-aloud for younger kids, with you on hand to answer the inevitable questions, I think.
Reading this one with the kids. Short chapters, cute pics...This was a little weird: a mouse society, humans eating the delicacy of mouse noses on toast, a mouse allergic to cheese, a Christmas ornament who talks...
My six and a half year old son and I could not put this book down once we started it! It is one of the most imaginative children's books we've read. While very smart, it really held his interest, made him laugh and it holds some good life lessons. A must read, especially if your child has a silly side.