Thanks, Mom! by Ed Emberley
The Caldecott Medalist presents a picture book featuring a wild circus romp which begins with a hungry mouse running into a cat, and the cat runs into a dog, and so on. But it’s Mom who makes everything turn out right for the mouse.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler
This rhythmic read-aloud par excellence follows a clever mouse on a walk through the deep dark wood, where he encounters several hungry inhabitants who want to make him their main course. Lacking size or strength as defenses, quick-witted Mouse instead taps the powers of his imagination to create the gruffalo, a “terrible creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in his terrible jaws.” But will Mouse’s frightful description be enough to ruin the appetites of his determined foes? After all, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo. Oh, no?
“I Don’t Care!” Said the Bear by Colin West
The big brown bear doesn’t care that the mouse is on the loose or that a bad-tempered goose and a big pig and a wolf are following him, but is he afraid of a teeny-weeny mouse?
Mouse Went Out To Get A Snack by Lyn Rossiter McFarland
& illustrated by Jim McFarland
A peckish mouse on the hunt for a light snack – something like a piece of cheese – climbs up the table and finds a feast fit for a king. He prepares an enormous platter filled with everything from chicken legs to tacos to cupcakes – and of course there’s cheese, too. However, the cat is onto him, and a chase ensues as the mouse desperately shoulders his smorgasbord back to his hole – but it’s too small! All the food flies up, up, up, landing on the unfortunate feline. All except the cheese, that is, which bounces safely into the mousehole.