Busy, Busy Mouse

Busy Busy Mouse Have a bath work out take the car for a spin the busy lovable mouse in this picture book has one long To Do list But he can t even get started until the family he shares his house with goes to slee

  • Title: Busy, Busy Mouse
  • Author: Virginia L. Kroll Fumi Kosaka
  • ISBN: 9780670035274
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Have a bath, work out, take the car for a spin the busy, lovable mouse in this picture book has one long To Do list But he can t even get started until the family he shares his house with goes to sleep So he spends the day resting in his mouse hole waiting patiently for the night to come When it finally does, and the family is tucked in bed, this little mouse goHave a bath, work out, take the car for a spin the busy, lovable mouse in this picture book has one long To Do list But he can t even get started until the family he shares his house with goes to sleep So he spends the day resting in his mouse hole waiting patiently for the night to come When it finally does, and the family is tucked in bed, this little mouse goes on one busy adventure A simple, rhyming text describes the family s busy day and peaceful night, while Fumi Kosaka s clever, playful illustrations let us know what the mouse is up to.

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    1. The favorite of each of our kids from the ages of 1-3. (My favorite because I watched Fumi illustrate it when we were roommies so long ago.) ;)

    2. I like the "switched" schedules for the humans and the mouse. I don't think toddlers would follow that part. But I do think they'll be able to follow along with what the humans are doing and that there are some actions I can pull from this to use in storytime. Perhaps in a lap-read an older toddler or younger preschooler will follow the book.9/21/16 & 9/22/16 Used in toddler Mouse theme. I pointed out the switched schedules. I think it may have confused them. Possibly because they don't quit [...]

    3. I read this to my preschool read aloud group today. It was a huge hit, and the kids enjoyed narrating the mouse's activities while I read what the family was doing. It was a very good way to talk about animals that are nocturnal, but mostly the kids were amused by the mouse brushing his teeth, making pancakes, and driving a toy car. The rhyming text is fun, but my favorite part of the book is the illustrations. I paired this with "Brush your teeth" (Raffi) and a rhyme I know from my mom's class: [...]

    4. This book is in my own section. It is about how people are busy during the day and the mice a busy during the night. I loved how the author and the illustrator worked together. the way the words enhance the pictures is wonderful. The mouse is in a circle thing under the words and the story is about the people. But the title is about the mouse, so you have to watch the mouse. If I was to teach this book I would really want to study the format of this book. I think it is super unique and that real [...]

    5. A busy family goes through the actions of their day, playing and living together. Until they go to sleep, though, busy mouse can't even get started on his day!Sweet, cartoon-y illustrations depict the family's actions on one side, and the mouse's actions on the facing page. They are bright and happy and the warm palette makes the book seem cheerful and cozy.Although the short, snappily rhyming text would make this book perfect for toddlers, I'm not really 100% sure they would understand the cont [...]

    6. Simple rhyming book about the night-and-day lives of a mouse and the people who live in his house. The family is up and busy all day, but at night while the family sleeps, the mouse is busy. Search the pictures to find out what the mouse is doing while the people are awake! Cute for ages 3-6.

    7. An oldie but a goodie. Kids love to see what the mouse is doing while the people go about their day. Not too many words but lots to talk about from the illustrations. Great for a young group. A cute story that is great for an interactive story time.

    8. Mouse lives on an opposite schedule from the family in his house. This is a great book for on target level reading in Kindergarten. Can be used at beginning of school year to discuss setting up a class schedule and order.

    9. I did the editing and approved the illustrator before I left, but the artwork wasn't available when I left Viking.

    10. A great book for promoting parent-child conversations. The contrasts between the mouse's schedule and the human family's schedule will give you lots to talk about!

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