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.
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