309F: Mouse’s House

This was a book out in the early 1950’s. It might have been a golden book, but I could not find it in their listing. The first line was “This is the house of Mrs. Mouse and these are her children three.” It was book for young children; it had illustrations. I don’t remember anything else, but that first line has stayed in mind all these years.

6 thoughts on “309F: Mouse’s House

  1. http://www.goldenbook.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=1473
    This thread says that the book Matilda, MacElroy, and Mary has the lines “This is the house of Mrs. Mouse and these are her children three,
    And this is the tale of how they live and play like you and me.”

    “Three little hats, three little coats, three little pairs of boots
    And ready for a rainy day, three little bumbershoots!””

    So I think maybe this is the book you are looking for after all…
    Or there is an ebay listing right now for a book called “Three Little Mice” which looks to be very similar, maybe the same series or a different title on the same book. https://www.ebay.com/itm/THREE-LITTLE-MICE-Vintage-Childrens-Tell-A-Tale-Book-Matilda-Mary-MacElroy/281963589620?hash=item41a656eff4:g:i4kAAOSw46BZuLs1

  2. Yes, everyone… These were the lines from the book. I didn’t remember the title. My mother read this book to me before I could read. Does anyone remember more of the words?
    “This is the house of Mrs. Mouse and these are her children three,
    And this is the tale of how they live and play like you and me.”

    “Three little hats, three little coats, three little pairs of boots
    And ready for a rainy day, three little bumbershoots!”

    I loved that book!

  3. Yes, that is it! I had this book too and I’m quite sure it was from the Golden Book series. I always loved that word “bumbershoot.” I make up excuses to use it whenever appropriate–much more fun than umbrella.

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