Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole
By Wong Herbert Yee
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618473137, 48pp.)
Publication Date: September 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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 friends always try to help each other out. That is what Mouse and Mole do.
A sweet and fun beginning chapter book by the creator of Fireman Small, Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole is the story of two neighbors who go together like a pair of oars.
Wong Herbert Yee lives in Michigan, where he writes and illustrates books for children including the Mouse and Mole series and the Fireman Small series. For a complete list of books by Wong Herbert Yee, visit www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com. For more information about Wong, visit his Web site at http://hometown.aol.com/wongherbertyee/
"The expressive bamboo-pen and watercolor with colored-pencil illustrations capture the humor of the situations as well as the emotions of the characters. With its controlled vocabulary, repetition, and humor, this tale of friendship also introduces opposites, homophones, and letter writing. A real winner." School Library journal School Library Journal
"Kids will become more proficient at reading and also come away with a lesson in friendship." Booklist Booklist, ALA