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!IMG_3111

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.

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It’s nice to have a mouse in your house especially when it’s Santa Mouse!

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