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This week I am reviewing Out Mouse. My grandson and I shared both the audiobook and ebook provided by Netgalley. He is only in grade 2, so this was a great way for him to practice his decoding skills, but still enjoy this story to the fullest with the audio. I definitely recommend a read/listen for this one with young readers. Although this book was provided by the publisher, upon request, the rating and opinions shared are my own. I also want to thank Nikki at The Secret Library Book Blog(click for her review) for her recommendation.


Out Mouse by Valerie L. Egar, Paul Collins (Narrator)

Published April 6th 2021 by Whistle Oak Publishing

About the Book: Mouse problems? Professor Dunderbutt advises writing a polite letter to the mice, suggesting a better place to live. If the first letter doesn’t work, try again. And again. His method never fails. But…the two mice in Finn’s cottage are fussy. They expect indoor plumbing. A library. Raisin scones. Finn searches the Irish countryside for a house that will please his unwelcome guests. He writes polite letters. Will the professor’s advice work?

Based on an Irish folk belief, Out, Mouse! is a humorous early chapter book for children aged six to nine with the mice outsmarting Finn at every turn.

Out, Mouse!

5 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is a cute story based on an Irish Belief that if you want to get rid of rodents, you just have to ask them politely to leave, in a letter. It is a fun story about two fussy mice living in Finn’s Cottage. Finn tries to relocate the mice to several different spots, but they keep coming back. He eventually decides that maybe he needs to be the one to move. A cute story that made my grandson laugh out loud. We did a read/listen where he followed along with the text while listening to the story. At first he was disappointed that there were no “pictures”, but when he got to the end, he changed his mind. The back pages included a page called “Did You Imagine Pictures As You Read The Story”. We went through it again and talked about what we pictured on each page. Of course, his sister wanted to draw them. The audiobook was narrated by Paul Collins and I thought it was a perfect fit. He is a new narrator to me and even though I have now listened to this story several times, I have not tired of its reading. I definitely recommend this one to early readers. I can definitely see this one being used in a classroom art lesson. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating and opinions shared are my own.