Story Time

Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
• Pre-school
Seven Blind Mice by:Young, Ed
Retells in verse the Indian fable of the blind men discovering different parts of an elephant and arguing about its appearance. The illustrations depict the blind arguers as mice.
Mouse In Love by:Kraus, Robert
Mouse searches high and low for his true love, only to find her right next door.
Frederick by:Lionni, Leo
Frederick, the poet mouse, stores up something special for the long cold winter.
Alexander And The Wind Up Mouse by:Lionni, Leo
Alexander, a real mouse, wants to be a toy mouse like his friend Willy until he discovers Willy is to be thrown away.
Ella's Game by:Bedford, David
Ella uses her imagination to make up games to play, because her brothers won't let her play games with them.
Cat And Mouse In The Rain by:Bogacki, Tomek
Despite the warnings of their sisters and brothers, a little mouse and a little cat enjoy playing in the rain with a frog.
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by:Numeroff, Laura Joffe
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young boy's day.
It Could Have Been Worse by:Benjamin, A.H.
While walking home, an "unlucky" mouse suffers minor mishaps which repeatedly save him from being eaten by various animals.
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by:Don and Audrey Wood
Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself.
Maisy's Rainbow Dreams by:Cousins, Lucy
In a dream, Maisy sees different things for each color of the rainbow.
Mouse Paint by:Walsh, Ellen Stoll
Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color.
The Mouse Ran
Sung to: The Bear Went Over The Mountain

The mouse ran around the room,
The mouse ran around the room,
The mouse ran around the room,
And what do you think he saw?
He saw a great big cat.
He saw a great big cat,
He saw a great big cat,
So what do you think he did?
The mouse ran into his hole,
The mouse ran into his hole,
The mouse ran into his hole,
Safe and sound at last.
Catch A Wee Mouse
Round about, round about.
(circle palm with finger)

Catch a wee mouse

Up a bit, up a bit
(walk fingers up the arm)

In a wee house
(tickle under arm or chin)
Quiet Mouse
Once there lived a quiet mouse
(hold out fist with index finger extended)

In a quiet little house.
(insert index finger into other fist)

When all was quiet as can be

Out Popped He!! (throw arms and hands apart)
Baby Mice
Where are the baby mice?
They go , Squeak, Squeak, Squeak
(hide fist behind your back)

I Cannot see them peek, peek, peek
(bring fist out in front of you)

Here they come out of their hole,

1,2,3,4,5 and that is all.
(open fist slowly, count off fingers)
Here Is A House
Here is a house built up high
(stretch arms up and touch fingers like a roof)

With two tall chimneys reaching the sky
(strech arms up separately)

Here are the windows
(make square shape with your hands)

Here is the door

If we peep inside

We see a mouse on the floor
(move fingers like a running mouse)
Mouse In A Hole

A mouse lived in a little hole,
(hold up fist with thumb tucked inside)

Lived softly in a little hole,

When all was quiet, quiet as can be...

Out popped he!
(pop thumb out of fist)
Five Little Mice
Five little mice came out to play
Gathering crumbs along the way
Out came the pussycat, big and fat
Four little mice go scampering back.
Continue until there are no more mice.
Mouse Bookmark (ID=894) at or
Heart Mouse at
Cd: Animal Nursery Rhyme Time Wendy Wiseman
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