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Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole

by Wong Herbert Yee

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For an 'Early Reader' there were some awfully challenging words. But other than that, it fits all the parameters. It's a cute friendship story between small animals, short sentences, short 'chapters,' bright sweet pictures, closer to the size of a novel than a picture-book, and part of a series. A charming example of a winning formula. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
32 months - this is a cute story about learning to appreciate and adapt to other people's needs and differences to be a better friend. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Mouse and Mole navigate the perils of inter-species friendship and realize that working together brings many rewards in Wong Herbert Yee’s Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole. The main lessons learned in this four chapter Easy Reader are to be considerate of those around you and to work together. Yee poses simple problems for his two characters to solve, yet the implications of these problems are far-reaching – perhaps most obviously in the way that they approach the differences in their ways of life – staying true to themselves while respecting the needs of the other. Yee treats these issues with both humor and sensitivity. His colorful and action-filled illustrations are amusing and also genuinely express the emotions of Mouse and Mole. However, the plots of the four separate chapters, while well-constructed and imparting good lessons, are not particularly compelling. ( )
  HilarySI624 | Oct 24, 2010 |
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  LisaMcG | Apr 27, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618915869, Paperback)

“Delightful. . . . A real winner.”—School Library Journal “The friendly, cooperative tone of the text is reminiscent of the Frog and Toad series.”—Kirkus Reviews “Yee’s comfy beginning reader (dedicated to ‘Friends of Frog and Toad’) . . . packs in plenty of sweetness and civility.”—Publishers Weekly

Mouse and Mole are neighbors.
Mouse lives inside an oak tree, and Mole lives in a hole underneath.
They are neighbors, but they are also friends.
Sometimes friends make mistakes—but they always try to help each other out. That is what Mouse and Mole do.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:05 -0400)

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Mouse and his downstairs neighbor, Mole, discover that when they help each other, housecleaning and other daily tasks are much easier.

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