Mouse House Tales, by Susan Pearson, illustrated by Amanda Shepherd published in 2013 by Blue Apple Books
This nice plump book holds seven tiny tales about bright-eyed Mouse and her pals, including one hungry goat with a decided craving for cheese.
Mouse wants a house of her own, and thanks to her helpful friends, she’s soon installed in as nice a spot as you please, with curtains spun by Spider, a feather bed provided by Duck, a teensy eggshell chair lined with the softest of Bunny’s fur. Just right!
But, once she’s settled in for the night, Mouse begins hearing Strange Noises. Eeep! Mouse thinks it’s a ghost! It’s certainly a mystery.
Of course, her friends gladly help her solve it. How do they do that? And what’s at the bottom of the mystery? That’s a surprise!
There’s a snitch of an old-fashioned, Golden Books feel to this clever set of stories, told briefly enough for Under-Twos to happily listen, with pages beaming with charming, friendly, colorful illustrations. The slightly-hefty size makes it feel Extra Important as well. A great snuggle-up-and-read choice!