Monday, February 16, 2015

Read All About It (The Kids' Corner): This House Needs a Mouse

"This is the high-spirited story of a mouse... disgusted by his caged existence...desperate for a new life. Through a stroke of good timing and some quick thinking, the mouse finds himself free, full of purpose, and exquisitely happy. When his life is turned upside down by an unfortunate chain of events involving traps, rat poison, and one unmotivated cat, this seemingly ordinary mouse must come to grips with his new situation and his true purpose in life."

My thoughts:

My sons thought this was the greatest book ever! I don't know what it is about little boys and rodents, haha, but they loved it and have wanted to read it every night. At 34 pages, it's the perfect length to capture their attention - not too short and not too long. The illustrations are awesome. And I also really loved the paper, which I know is a weird thing to say, but I find that most children's books these days have pages that are very hard for little fingers to turn and they get frustrated. But this book had pages with the perfect texture. #BookNerdAlert

My 6 year old had no problems reading the story, he zipped right through it. I also really loved the repetition in the book, which helped my 4 year old to enjoy the story as he struggles a little bit with reading. 

It's a very cute story about a mouse that I think all kids will enjoy (it is aimed toward 3-8 year olds). My boys giggled through the whole book and loved looking at the illustrations to see what the mouse was up to next. And of course now they want a pet mouse of their own! 

If you have little ones at home and want to read a fun story about a mouse (and don't worry, there aren't any cookies in this one - although there are crumbs!), then definitely check it out. 

This House Needs A Mouse is now available now on the book’s website, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Big Tent Books.

*Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


  1. I'm one of those who still enjoys light stories like this. :D
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome! I love finding new books for G-man. Thank you for sharing! xoxo

  3. Such a fun, engaging review... Thank You! I so appreciate you taking the time to review it for me. I love that you are a "book nerd!" Great attention to detail! Tell your kids I said, "Hi." I hope they continue to go back to the book from time to time. Total surprise... the book landed a nomination for the 2016 Colorado Children's Book Award!


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