Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel

Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel (Canada) - (US)
I Can Read Books (Level 2)

Pages: 64
Ages: 5+
Finished: Apr. 18, 2011
First Published: 1972
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Genre: children's, easy reader
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

"Papa, we are all in bed now," said the mouse boys.

Acquired: Purchased a copy from an online retailer.

Reason for Reading: Son read aloud to me as his reader.

This is perfect Arnold Lobel. Once all seven mouse boys are in bed, Papa mouse begins storytime and he tells one story per child. Thus we have a book of seven short tales. They are all cute and funny and both ds and I enjoyed the book very much. Mostly, the stories are about boys but there is one about a girl and another about a boy and his mother. So this is certainly a boy friendly book, but I don't think girls are going to notice the lack of females; the stories are just funny for everyone. Plus, of course, this is Lobel in the hey day of his artistic talent. Gorgeous and plentiful illustrations.


  1. This was a favourite of mine as a child and the memories are flooding back... the stand where he buys new feet sent me into hysterics.


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