Mouse Paint

Mouse Paint

by Ellen Stoll Walsh

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Mouse Paint is a lighthearted introduction to color concepts for young children. Three white mice find three jars of paint - red, blue, and yellow. They jump in and out, dance in the puddles, and discover some amazing things - things like green...and orange...and purple

Yet they never forget about the cat.

Ellen Stoll Walsh's mice are enchanting. Their antics will delight children learning colors - and their parents as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152001186
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/27/1995
Series: Big Books Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 41,066
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD370L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About 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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Mouse Paint 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
GrammaPhyl More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Three white mice are trying to keep away from cat and find themselves disguised on the white paper. But when they find three paint cups with blue, red and yellow paint they get a bit mixed up. Soon they are mixing colors and making new ones: yellow + blue=green. A fun story for early learners and for those who love art.
kfurnanz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute book with three mice who start with primary colors and then mix them to make secondary colorsSmall book, but still good for storytime
eviltammy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun story of three mice who play with colors, but never forget to leave some white to hide them from the cat!
Boohradley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Annotation: Three white mice dip themselves in mouse painting and learn how to mix colors.Review:This board book introduces the primary colors and secondary colors through a group of playful white mice. They see a red, yellow and blue pot of paint and each dip themselves into a color. Next they dance in puddles, mixing red and yellow to make orange, etc. It is a useful book for introducing colors and color theory and would be great a part of an activity. I think this book makes a better first reader or picture book than a board book. I can¿t see infants and toddlers having too much fun with the book for the drawings are colorful and cute, but not too exciting. Besides the mixing of paint nothing much happens, which is all right, but it could have been better if the cat had gotten into the mix. This book is appropriate for children ages 2-6.Other Reviews: There were no other reviews I could access. Yet on the back cover one can see that his book has been noted by several children¿s literature review magazines as being a special selection as there is a list of the books accolades. Publisher¿s Weekly chose it as a best book of the year. I suspect that this book was not originally created in board book format and feel as a board book it misses the mark for the very young.
Schuman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute book about a mouse helping to paint. The problem is that he spills the paint and ends up painting himself and everything around him. A good book for young kids to learn what happens when you mix colors.
fonsecaelib530A on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Walsh, E. S. (1989). Mouse paint. San Diego: Harcourt.Ages: 2 to 4 years oldThree little white mice trick a gray cat by standing on a white piece of paper. One day when the cat is asleep, they find three jars of paint¿one red, one yellow, and one blue. Thinking it is mouse paint, they bathe in paint and drip puddles of color onto the paper. To their delight, the paints can be mixed to create more colors¿red and yellow make orange; yellow and blue make green; blue and red make purple. The drying paint gets sticky, and the mice use the cat¿s water bowl to wash away the colors. They learn to use the paint on the paper, making sure that some white is left so that they may hide from the cat.Mouse paint teachers children about colors and the magic of mixing through the experience of three little white mice. Much like children experimenting with paint for the first time, the little mice have great fun and make a mess. The focus of the story is the colors, and the text makes sure that children follow the transformations through the mice¿s surprised exclamations. The cut-paper collage illustrations are simple but boldly colorful, making the painted mice jump out of the page. Not much of a plot or character development but beautifully colorful little mice help children learn colors while they have fun.
JaMiya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I gave this book four stars. This book is a sequil to the book Mouse Count. This book is about mice and how they discover how the primary colors can be mixed to make other colors. This book can be used to promote partnership and the concept of combining colors to make new ones. GREAT BOOK!!!!!
Rita6 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A colorful picture book for beginner readers, ¿Mouse Paint¿ would be a great book to read before painting and mixing colors. Children would love to see the colors change before their eye.
mayalanda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ali really likes this now at 15 months. She didn't get into it when we first got it a few months ago. She seems to follow the story closely even though she can't yet identify colors. I think it is helping her to learn them.
Leshauck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mixing colors is fun for kids. Take a little paint and dash it across the page and add another to make a masterpiece. This is a great book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
Colors are taught to kids using mixing by three curious mice. Good for artists-to-be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter likes this book for is larger size and its easy for her to thumb through.. great with learning the colors too.