Every so often I receive a request from an author or publicist to review a book. I usually decline because I truly want the books that I feature in this space to be of my choosing. I worry that if I review books that were suggested to me, I might loose some of the authenticity that I value in my reviews.
So needless to say, when Alison from Writing and Wishing reached out to me about This House Needs a Mouse, I took a little bit to decide.
This House Needs a Mouse begins with a mother’s search for a family mouse that will eat all the crumbs in their house. As time passes, the family outgrows their house with a mouse and must move on. When a new family moves in, they are not pleased with their inherited rodent and seek out a cat to take care of their perceived problem. As it turns out this is not a mouse who will go away easily and over time, the family comes to appreciate the mouse for who he is. In the end, people and rodents live happily ever after.
From the author:
“A beautifully illustrated children’s book with a difference, This House Needs A Mouse is a fun tale of a mouse who seeks a life outside of his caged existence, and through a series of events, finds himself free and experiencing life with all its ups and downs. It’s not just a read-along for your child, this book aimed at 3 to 8 year olds, is a teaching tool for budding readers and writers. Filled with mentor text such as alliteration, vivid verbs and purposeful repetition to name a few, This House Needs A Mouse is educational and delightful.”