Cover image for Mouse's first Christmas
Title:
Mouse's first Christmas
Author:
Thompson, Lauren, 1962-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
While exploring the house on Christmas Eve, a little mouse discovers the tree, a candy cane, a stocking, a jingle bell, and Santa Claus.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 380 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.1 0.5 42606.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.2 1 Quiz: 23514 Guided reading level: I.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689823251
Format :
Book

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Late one winter night, Mouse finds something yummy on the table, something shining bright on the mantle, and someone in red going, "Ho! Ho! Ho!"

It can only mean one thing....


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 1^-4. Beginning with echoes of Clement C. Moore's "The Night before Christmas," this picture book tells of a little mouse exploring the decorated living room and discovering one mysterious new thing after another. Each find excites the senses: cookies "sweet and sparkly," cocoa "warm and melty," and a tree "tall and prickly." Finally he encounters Santa Claus, who whispers, "Tis your very first Christmas and all through the house no one is loved more than you, . . . little mouse." The appeal to the senses, the urge to explore, and the final reassuring message will strike a chord in young children. The painterly artwork will resonate, too, with its simplicity of images, warmth of colors, and mysterious play of light and shadow. An appealing choice for the very young. --Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

Rich shades of evergreen, cranberry and midnight blue thinly applied to canvas form the inviting backdrop for this tale of a curious young mouse who explores the sensory delights of Christmas Eve, from things that are "sweet and sparkly" (a cookie) to "jingly and glinty" (a jingle bell)√Ąeven "whiskery and jolly" (guess who?). Thompson's dynamic phrasing is amplified by Erdogan's large-scale compositions and by the type design ("It was a cookie" is set as a circle; the line "It was a jingle bell" curves like an arc). The debut author and artist make much from a simple premise. Ages 2-6. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-"'Twas a night still and starry/and all through the house,/not a creature was stirring /just one little mouse." He begins exploring and discovers some of the tasty, visual, and auditory delights of Christmas, from cookies to jingle bells to presents to Santa himself. Children will enjoy the familiar holiday trappings, the endearing mouse, and the warm feeling that is so well captured in the cozy, richly colored oil paintings. The text effectively combines straight prose and rhyme as the mouse explores the Christmas scene. A lovely, simple book for one-on-one sharing or for toddler storytime.-M.W. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.