MOUSE'S BIRTHDAY by Jane Yolen

MOUSE'S BIRTHDAY

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Age Range: 2 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

It's Mouse's birthday, and--one by one--his friends (cat, dog, cow, horse, farmer) squeeze into the tiny, well-appointed straw house where Mouse lives in a quiet corner of the barn. Miraculously, they all fit; but when Mouse blows out his single birthday candle, the house flies apart like the one-hoss shay, leaving Mouse and the others in his "new house"--the capacious hayloft, where there's room for everyone. Told in simple, repetitive verse, a funny story that'll be a good choice for very young groups. The humorous, large figures of Mouse's friends dominate Degen's brightly colored illustrations in amusing contrast to the appealing little Mouse. (Picture book. 2-6)
Pub Date: March 24th, 1993
ISBN: 0-399-22189-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1993




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