The Cat And The Mouse

Summary:

Mouse wants her tail back. Cat bit it off, but refuses to return it unless Mouse brings her milk. When Mouse asks Cow for milk, she wants hay from the farmer. And so it goes, as Mouse travels about town trying to get goods to barter.


Pros:

Children will enjoy hearing the story as you tell it, but also listening to the lyrical narrative accompanied by music on the CD.

Cons:

None.


Parent Reaction

The story has a familiar ring to it, and its style is similar to "The House that Jack Built." The mouse is adorable (like when he is pleading with the farmer for hay or wearing a headband on the jog to the butcher). I also liked how the conversation is incorporated into the illustrations.

Type of Book:
This little-known Mother Goose poem is told in both English and Chinese. It also comes with an audio CD with the story.
Educational Themes:

This story is a little known Mother Goose poem. Using the audio CD, readers can follow along and learn many familiar sight words. With older readers, you can talk about poetry, nursery rhymes, and fables.

Reading Level:
2.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a cute story you'll likely read a couple of times. The CD helps extend the interest because kids can listen on their own (their is nice background music) and new readers can follow along to practice reading.

Title The Cat and the Mouse
Author Mike Lockett
Publisher Heritage Schoolhouse Press © 2010
Illustrators Lulu Yang
ISBN 9866483401
Material Hard Cover
Cost $19.95
Genres Bilingual, Animal Character, Fables and Folklore, Rhyme, Foreign Language
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