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This week’s children’s book review is all about A House For Christmas Mouse by Rebecca Harry. The book was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*.
A touching tale about a little mouse with a big heart, featuring festive silver foil on every page!
Mouse is very excited for Christmas, but first she needs to find a home to spend it in! On her way through Treetop Forest, she meets Fox, Bunny and Bear, all in need of a little help – which she gladly offers – but as the sun sets, it looks like she won’t have anywhere cosy to spend Christmas. Luckily, her new friends are about to reward her generosity with a very big surprise . . .
Who doesn’t love a cute, festive story for their children at this time of year? In A House For Christmas Mouse we follow Mouse as she moves to Treetop Forest right before Christmas. Mouse has a problem though as she doesn’t actually have somewhere to live yet and needs to find a new home before Christmas.
On Mouse’s journey she meets a whole host of characters who are in a bit of trouble, in one way or another. Even though Mouse has got things to do herself she doesn’t hesitate at all when it comes to helping others and in fact, she offers to help everyone even though she doesn’t even know them. A House For Christmas Mouse is such a lovely way for children to see that it’s nice to be helpful and kind to others without expecting anything in return. In the end, Mouse gets her happy ending, which will obviously make readers very happy too.
A House For Christmas Mouse has such a Christmassy and wintery feel to it, and I think that’s part of what made me feel so sorry for Mouse when she didn’t find her dream home immediately. The story feels cold and chilly, and that’s down to impeccable illustrations! The outside is made to feel really cold and definitely not very nice for Mouse whereas seeing the other characters in their cosy, warm homes is something that makes us want it even more for Mouse!
I know that this will be one we get out every winter/ Christmas as it really is such a lovely story.