12 November 2012


We love reading in our house and we have many bookcases full of books.  When we want some quiet time we retreat to the sofa and read, often together.

This book, A New House for Mouse by Petr Horáček is read often in our house.  It was given to my eldest and he loved it when he was younger, now my youngest loves to have it read to her.

It is about a mouse who finds an apple outside our house.  When she tries to get it inside her house she finds that her house is not big enough so she sets off to look for a bigger one.  On the way she encounters other animals whose houses get a little bigger through her journey.  I love the way that each house the mouse finds is depicted as a hole on the page.

To find out who lives in the house she peers inside.....

....and you can see her face from the previous page.

This book has a lot of dialogue in it so I always use different voices for each animal.  A high pitched one for the mouse, a low slow one for the badger, a big growly one for the bear.  If I forget the voices I am reminded to do them by my children!

This author has written many other good books such as Elephant and Silly Suzy Goose but this one is definitely our favourite.

Joining in with The Children's Bookshelf a weekly linkup of all things related to children and books.


  1. What a lovely looking book. I haven't read this one yet, but I've enjoyed the author's other books. Thanks for linking up to The Children's Bookshelf.

  2. What a cool idea for a book :)


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