Eek! There's a mouse in the house! Cat, Dog, Sheep, Hog, and more join a merry chase to catch the pesky rodent in a rhyming text with lighthearted illustrations.
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Wong Herbert Yee lives in Michigan, where he writes and illustrates books for children including the Mouse and Mole series and the Fireman Small series. For a complete list of books by Wong Herbert Yee, visit www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com. For more information about Wong, visit his Web site at http://hometown.aol.com/wongherbertyee/From Publishers Weekly:
In this pandemonious, prepossessing debut, a girl allows a succession of antic animals into the house to chase a lively mouse which is itself dashing after an elusive hunk of Swiss cheese. But the striped cat gets sidetracked by a goldfish, the pig would rather eat cake, and so on, until the house fills with a number of animals embroiled in as many pursuits. The bedeviled narrator calls for reinforcements--from the cow, the horse and finally, the elephant. The rhyming text ("Send in the Hog / to shoo the Dog!") is whimsical and appropriate; the meter, however, is often slightly off ("The Horse kicked a hole in the wall. / Send in the Elephant to get rid of them ALL!"). Readers can predict which animal will visit next by visual clues skillfully integrated into Lee's deliberately flattened gouaches, which have a two-dimensional quality akin to children's own art. Riotous colors and patterns--yellow-and-purple checkboard tiles, aquamarine living room walls, a flowery red-orange sofa--provide bright backdrops for Lee's rambunctious menagerie. Ages 2-3.
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110395623030