Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse (Hardcover)
A bit Each Peach Pear Plum, a bit Go, Dog, Go!, this read-aloud joy is deceptively simple yet packed with delights for the very young--a preschool standout deserving of modern-classic status.
A little mouse makes her way around the world, and invites preschoolers along as she sets out: Red house / Blue house / Green house / Tree house! / See the tiny mouse in her little brown house? Seamless, simple, and inspiring, the rhyming story abounds in concepts for the very young, with a particular focus on colors, and a delightful search-and-find element on every spread--the intrepid mouse herself!
* "Wonderful...Delightful" --Kirkus (starred review)
* "Excellent...Perfectly aimed at the very youngest" --The Horn Book (starred review)
"Appealing...Calls for engagement on multiple levels" --PW
"Fun...offers multiple opportunities for reader interaction" --SLJ
About the Author
Jane Godwin is the highly acclaimed, award-winning Australian author of more than twenty-five books for young people, and her work is published all over the world. Jane loves creating picture books and sees their possibilities as endless. She often works in Australian schools and the community, running various literature and writing programs, making books, and encouraging students in their own creative ventures.
Blanca Gómez is an illustrator and designer who started creating illustrations for her mother when she was just a kid. Now her art can be seen around the world. Blanca's clean, colorful images, filled with playful elegance, are on display at her Etsy shop and in her picture books Besos for Baby, City Moon, and One Family. Blanca lives in Madrid, Spain.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year
★ “Preschoolers can follow a little brown mouse on its traveling adventures in this engaging color concept book. . . . A wonderful read-aloud . . . Clean-lined, colorful . . . Myriad delightful details . . . The people depicted are diverse both racially as well as in physical ability. Delightful and engaging.” —Kirkus (starred review)
★ Jaunty and interactive . . . A cheerful there-and-back-again adventure—that’s also an excellent color-concept book—perfectly aimed at the very youngest." —The Horn Book (starred review)
"Once the book has been read a few times and the mouse found, flip to the end pages for a new game. Match the patches on the endpapers with the related story images throughout the book. Verdict: A fun concept book for the very young with a seek-and-find element for slightly older, more savvy readers." —School Library Journal
"The book calls for engagement on multiple levels: conveying basic concepts of color and counting (“Can you count the petals/ in the garden bed?), building language skills in the rhymes, and playing seek-and-find for the mouse on each spread. Even the travel patch–dotted endpapers spark activity. . . . Appealing [and] educational." —Publishers Weekly