Friday, July 07, 2017

Mouse Paint

Mouse Paint. Ellen Stoll Walsh. 1989. 32 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Once there were three white mice on a white piece of paper. The cat couldn't find them. One day, while the cat was asleep, the mice saw three jars of pain--one red, one yellow, and one blue. They thought it was Mouse Paint. They climbed right in.

Premise/plot: Mouse Paint is a concept picture book about colors. (Red and yellow make orange, etc.) But it's also a fun story about three mice who very much want to escape the attention of the cat.

My thoughts: I really enjoy this one. I have read it several times before, but never given it a review on the blog. My favorite line: "The red mouse stepped into a yellow puddle and did a little dance."

Text: 4.5 out of 5
Illustrations: 3.5 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10

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