Greenwillow Books House Mouse
Greenwillow Books House Mouse

House Mouse

By Michael Hall


Publication Date: May 11, 2021

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

When a clever and resourceful mouse looks for a safe place to settle down, she learns that home is wherever you make it. A book about home, friendship, empathy—and construction—from the award-winning and bestselling Michael Hall, creator of Red: A Crayon’s Story and Perfect Square.

On a chilly morning, a mouse finds something remarkable: a warm and welcoming fire. So, she builds a stove to mark the spot. When a fox chases the mouse but suddenly stops, she builds a floor on the patch of ground where she is protected. Soon, it seems as though the mouse has everything she needs for a house. But there’s one thing missing: friends! House Mouse is a deceptively simple story about hard work, creativity, and sharing from a master of layered, yet accessible picture books. Michael Hall’s bright, bold mixed-media artwork will catch the eye of even the youngest readers, as will the busy mouse’s tool collection and construction work. House Mouse is playful and surprising and shares a powerful message about friendship, empathy and hospitality. A must-have for fans of Mo Willems and Eric Carle.

About the Author

Michael Hall is an award-winning designer whose work has been widely recognized for its simple and engaging approach. He studied biochemistry and psychology at the University of Michigan and worked in biomedical research for several years before becoming a designer. He is the creator of the New York Times–bestselling My Heart Is Like a Zoo and the acclaimed Wonderfall, Little i, Red: A Crayon’s Story, Frankencrayon, Perfect Square, It’s an Orange Aardvark!, Monkey Time, and Swing. He was also the creative director of the Hall Kelley design firm. Michael Hall lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can reach him online at

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Publication Date: May 11, 2021

ISBN: 9780062866196

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