#BookReview: A House for a Mouse by Lisette Starr with Gustyawan as Illustrator #ChildrensFiction #Friendship #Kindness

Hi everyone. Today I have a book review for you for a children’s book by an author new to me, Lisette Starr. In the coming weeks, I’ll have a few reviews for children’s fiction, which often struggles to gain feedback. Here’s my review >>>


About the Book:

It’s so cold outside. Oscar the mouse wants somewhere warm to stay for the night!

“One thundery night I was cosy and warm,
under the covers and safe from the storm.
I was lying awake counting sheep in my head
When I heard something moving under my bed.
Suddenly I was trembling with fear.
Could there be a monster about to appear?
Then I heard it again, that scuttling sound.
It was so scary it made my heart pound!”

A delightful story with bright, fun illustrations and a great positive message!

 

My Review:

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A fun way for younger children to learn important life lessons

A fun story with rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, (See photos below) which introduces children to the concept and importance of friendship, kindness, and generosity, even to something thatโ€™s different โ€ฆ in this case a cute little mouse!

This is rated for ages 3 โ€” 8, and I agree with that. A good book for parents/caregivers to read to younger children, and for older kids to read themselves.

Some lines I loved โ€ฆ

โ€˜But then I realized the sound was quite small. It just didnโ€™t sound like a monster at all. So I summoned my courage and turned on the light. I took a deep breath and prepared for a fright.โ€™

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โ€˜But then I realized the sound was quite small. It just didnโ€™t sound like a monster at all. So I summoned my courage and turned on the light. I took a deep breath and prepared for a fright.โ€™

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTE ON RATINGS:ย I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! โ€” Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER โ€” Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! โ€” An okay read. Didnโ€™t love it. Didnโ€™t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS โ€”Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA โ€”Lots of issues with this book.


For anyone interested, here is the universal Amazon link …

ย a-fwd.com/asin=B07X9QGBQM


Iโ€™d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

 

18 Comments on “#BookReview: A House for a Mouse by Lisette Starr with Gustyawan as Illustrator #ChildrensFiction #Friendship #Kindness

  1. I love it when a book is both fun and educational for kids. Great review, Harmony! Thinking about you and hope you are getting some rest xx

  2. HI Harmony, I hope you are as well as possible. A very cute sounding book. Thanks for sharing this review.

    • So cute! Thanks for your kind well wishes, Robbie. Iโ€™ve had a run of difficult days โ€ฆ will write an update post soon. I hope youโ€™re all doing well. Hugs ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Can’t fault this book, Harmony. Children love rhymes and the subtle message is perfect. Your 5 stars are well-earned. Hugs, Sarah,

  4. Yes, yes. This is gorgeous. Just the right amount of scare to not frighten Moms (me). And the rhymingโ€”yes please. Let there be rhyming. This perks up ears.
    I loved this kind of books when the young men were little boys. And they enjoyed it too.
    Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

    • Lols on the scared moms! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m with you, there! Yes, a gorgeous read and visual feast. Thanks, Selma. Hugs ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚