Count to 10 with a Mouse by Margaret Wise Brown

November 21st, 2015 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

21st Nov

Nonna's Corner

Today I am sharing a book that my husband and I picked up for Sophia. Count to 10 with a Mouse by Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon. It is beautifully illustrated by Kristen Richards. Our edition came in a boxed set with an adorable stuffed mouse. We picked it up at Barnes and Noble, but when I checked at Amazon it is out of stock. Hopefully it will be available around the holidays. Grab a cup of mocha peppermint coffee and check out this cute book!

Count to 10 with a Mouse by Margaret Wise Brown
Count to 10 with a Mouse
by Margaret Wise Brown
Published by: Parragon
Genres: Childrens
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Mouse really wants to learn to count so he can find out how many fingers and toes he has. He's spotted a hole in this counting book that's just his size and has crawled inside to start his adventure with numbers. So, slowly and carefully, turn the pages and learn to count with Mouse!

Count to 10 with a Mouse is a delightful book that teaches counting to children three to five years of age. It is the story of a mouse no bigger than a mole who tried to count his nose and toes but didn’t know how to count. He sets of on adventure chewing his way through books to learn how to count. Each double page teaches a number along the way with cute illustrations done by Kristen Richards in a soft muted palette. Sophia loves the story and we can stretch it out by talking about the mouse, objects and counting the different things. A delightful, simple book that is sure to make your little ones smile.

The edition we bought came with an adorable little stuffed mouse that is the perfect size for little hands. While not available online, do keep an eye out for it at your local stores. It would make the perfect gift.

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Count to 10 with a Mouse

About Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Even though she died nearly 60 years ago, her books still sell very well. Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading. She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem. She said she dreamed stories and then had to write them down in the morning before she forgot them. She tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often isn’t the same way an adult would tell a story. She also taught illustrators to draw the way a child saw things. One time she gave two puppies to someone who was going to draw a book with that kind of dog. The illustrator painted many pictures one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, the papers he painted on were bare. The puppies had licked all the paint off the paper. Margaret died after surgery for a bursting appendix while in France. She had many friends who still miss her. They say she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else – a writer of songs and nonsense.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She’s a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat…Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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16 Responses to “Count to 10 with a Mouse by Margaret Wise Brown”

  1. Kristin

    It’s Margaret Wise Brown!! I can totally see it sold out 🙂 I wish I knew she wrote this book when Jake was a baby! This version is so pretty and the mouse is so cute!! I still love stuffed animals – I can’t control myself when I see cute ones I want to buy!!

  2. Mary Kirkland

    If you’ve been to my blog *and you have* then you already know how much I love rodents. I’m always on the look out for mice, rat and hamster stuffed animals and the fact that this one comes with a book makes it exactly what I would get for my grandson. Will be looking for this on Amazon. Thanks!

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  3. Lexxie

    I love that you’re reading to Sophia and helping her become a bookworm already, Kim! That book looks adorable… Almost too bad my kids are way too old for it 😉

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