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Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Jan Brett

Town Mouse, Country Mouse (1994)

by Jan Brett

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I loved the message that there truly is no place like home. I think we sometimes think that what others have may be better then that of our own. And while yes is is important to step out and try new things. It is also important to grateful for the things we do have and make sure not to take them for granted. I think this book did a very good job at portraying this message. ( )
  rabertucci | Nov 20, 2018 |
Who doesn't love Jan Brett's detailed illustrations, full of color and hidden stories? Like so many of her other books, Town Mouse, Country Mouse doesn't disappoint. Two mice couples, one living in the country and one living in town, decide they each need a break from their homes and wind up trading spaces, thinking the other will be more relaxing than their daily existence. LIttle do they know the perils they will each face. They quickly realize that their own home is one where they know the dangers and quickly move home. The side stories we so often see in Brett's books tells the stories of a country owl and a city cat, each trying to make a meal of the mice. The last page of the book wraps up their story in a very humorous way. ( )
  gharhar | Jul 23, 2018 |
After trading houses, the country mice and the town mice discover there's no place like home.
  CECC9 | Mar 9, 2018 |
This si the story of two mice couples. One couple lives in the country while the other lives in the city. Each set of mice thinks life would be easier in the other person shoes. The mice decide to swap houses and as they soon find out the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence. As it turns out each set of mice were better suited for the house that they already lived in and end up moving back to their original houses.
  klamproe | Dec 2, 2017 |
Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Jan Brett is a vivid picture book great for young readers. In this book two mice couples decide they want to trade homes with each other because they had both dreamed of those lives. One couple lives in a nice townhouse, another lives in the peaceful countryside. They trade homes and quickly discover each have their own struggles and this different life isn't all that it is cracked up to be. Both couples become very homesick and run all the way back to their original homes. I think this story teaches young readers that every life has struggles that you would not think of and everyone's lives are different in their own unique way. I think it teaches the readers they should be happy with their own life because nobodies' life is better than their own. ( )
  Jordojones | Aug 31, 2017 |
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A story filled with suspense and humor, this classic tale of a town mouse and a country mouse takes a new twist in the imaginative and talented hands of Jan Brett. She introduces two engaging mouse couples eager to get away from their everyday lives. But when they agree to swap homes, they find unexpected adventures around every corner. Lush green scenes alternate with the elegant details of a fine Victorian townhouse to make a sumptuous and stunning picture book.

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After trading houses, the country mice and the town mice discover there's no place like home.

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