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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Santa Mouse

An oldie but a goodie. Santa Mouse was originally printed in 1966 but since then it has been reprinted many times. It is still available for purchase on many sites as a used book.

Santa Mouse by Michael Brown is so cute!
This rhyming story begins with a mouse who lives in a great big house. This mouse has no name and lives all alone in the great big house.

Throughout the year the mouse has saved one piece of delicious, special cheese.

On Christmas Eve mouse gets ready for bed and begins to think about Santa. Suddenly he remembers that no one ever gives Santa Claus a present. So being a very good mouse, he decides to give Santa his special cheese.

The mouse carefully wraps the cheese in a gum wrapper and ties it with a piece of string and leaves it for Santa.

Santa is so thankful that he decides to name the mouse, Santa Mouse. Santa tells Santa Mouse that he would like him to be his helper on Christmas Eve.

Santa Mouse gets his own Santa clothes and directions on what needs to be done. Then off they go over rooftops and on a journey with no end.

So this Christmas, "Why don't you leave a piece of cheese? You know who'll thank you?"

FREE Extending the Reading Experience Activity

After reading the story to your class have a class discussion about the book.

1.  Retell the story. What happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story?

2.  What did you learn from this story?

3.  If you were the mouse would you have given your special cheese to Santa Claus?

4.  What was the most important thing that happened in this story?

Then make copies of the writing paper below and have your students write about what they would leave for Santa Mouse instead of cheese?

After the students have finished their writing and colored the paper, allow your students to share their work with the class. It's fun to hear what kids would leave for Santa Mouse.

Please click on the picture below to print a copy. It will link you to teachers pay teachers where you can download a free copy from Picture Book Reviews With Writing Connections.
There are two types of writing lines provided.

If you get a chance, please take a moment to visit my TPT store and have a look at my Count Down the Day to Christmas, December calendars.  They are so much fun to make!  Please click on the picture below.

Happy Holidays!
P.S. For more great book ideas please click on the picture below.


  1. Hi Kathy - thank you for the sweet commment on the forums. I had to come visit your blog after seeing your comment and couldn't believe I wasn't already a follower. So now I'm officially your newest follower. Thanks for the support. :o)
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    1. Hi Vicky,
      Thank you for sharing on the forum about "jealous co worker". I also have experienced the same sort of thing. It's nice to know that we can support each other through TPT. Thank you for visiting my blog. I visited your blog and enjoyed reading about the elf on the shelf. Very cute. I am your newest follower. I hope to read more about the elf from the North Pole.


  2. Thanks so much for linking up! This sounds like such a great sweet story:)

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  3. Hi Tammy,
    Thank you for letting me share and join in your Book of the Month fun!

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