Christmas Books Worth Reading: Santa Mouse
There has been a mouse in my house for years. Normally, I would hunt it down and dispose of it immediately, but this mouse is special. This mouse is SANTA MOUSE!
SANTA MOUSE was published in 1966. It’s a simple rhyming story written by Michael Brown and illustrated by Elfrieda De Witt. It has lots of charm which is why it’s been a favorite of mine for such a long time. Santa Mouse is no ordinary mouse. He is thoughtful and kind. On Christmas Eve he wraps a special piece of cheese he has been saving all year long and leaves it for Santa. Because of his unselfish gesture, Santa makes him his helper.
“You know, I need a helper
As I travel house to house,
And I shall give a name to you:
I’ll call you Santa Mouse.”
Young listeners and readers enjoy the pictures of Santa Mouse playing with his imaginary friends and preparing for Santa’s Christmas visit. Extended activities can include, making a Santa Mouse stick puppet to act out stories and matching the rhyming words found in the story.
It’s nice to have a mouse in your house especially when it’s Santa Mouse!