A New House for Mouse by Petr Horacek

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A hungry mouse is determined to find the perfect house for her oversize apple in this funny, vibrantly illustrated story with die-cut surprises.

One morning Mouse finds an enormous apple and decides that she really must take it inside. But her burrow is too small — so she sets out in search of a new, bigger house and an owner who's willing to share. Will she ever find a burrow to fit her and her apple, which she nibbles away as she goes? With bold shapes and colors and an ingenious die-cut design, Petr Horácek tells a humorous tale about burrows that get bigger, an apple that gets smaller, and a mouse who discovers there's no place like home.
 

About Petr Horacek

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Petr Horácek is a Czech illustrator and painter whose previous novelty books include WHEN THE MOON SMILED, FLIP'S DAY, FLIP'S SNOWMAN, STRAWBERRIES ARE RED, and WHAT IS BLACK AND WHITE? He lives in England.
 
Published October 7, 2004 by Candlewick Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A mouse's eyes are bigger than her stomach—and her meal is bigger than her house, too—in this chipper paper-over-board picture book featuring die-cut holes that grow larger with each spread.

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