Thursday, October 26, 2017

MOUSE'S FIRST HALLOWEEN by Lauren Thompson / Book Review

By: Lauren Thompson
Illustrated by: Buket Erdogan
Published by: Little Simon / Simon & Schuster 
Released on: September 1st, 2000
Ages: 3 & up
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 3 Owlets
Source: read at the library 

One spooky night in the fall, Mouse creeps out and hears bats flying
Flit! Flit! Flit! and apples dropping Plop! Plop! Plop! and children singing "TRICK OR TREAT!" 

What could it be?

A fun, interactive, easy to read Halloween story. Kids will love joining little mouse as he ventures out on his first Halloween night. With so many things happening, what could little mouse run into? From the howling of the wind, to the plopping of apples falling from the tree, and the fluttering of bats, each turn of the page reveals a new site and sound. Kids will guessing what each sound will reveal on the next page. 

Bright colorful, really cute illustrations, and an engaging story, make this book one spooktacular Halloween read. Perfect for story time and reading aloud, this book was a hit with the kindergarten class I recently read this too. Don't worry, there's nothing to be scared off in this book. With engagement on each picture, kids will love predicting what the little mouse is about to see. Definitely recommend picking up this fun read. 

** This book is also available in a board book version, out by Little Simon. Though I've not personally read the board book, I can only imagine how cute the board book is, as this book is a cute read. 


  1. Love the cover, the opening and plot. Sounds like a sweet book for little kids.

  2. It is always fun to read a Halloween book aloud. This one sounds fun.


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