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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
There's a Mouse in My New House is a children’s picture book for grades k-3 written by Hannah Sheridan and illustrated by Miles DiCarlo. New houses are fun to move into, but what if your mom discovers a mouse living in the basement? Lots of moms absolutely hate mice, just as this one does, and many of them will shout and demand that someone get rid of the furry intruder. The child in this story rushes down to help mom, and discovers that the house they thought was all theirs isn’t really all theirs after all. How could a mouse have prior rights in this family’s new house? How could this be resolved?
Sheridan’s book addresses an issue of increasing relevance for homeowners whose new homes are being built in areas that are out in the country -- they must be adaptable to sharing their living space with the animals whose habitat they will be invading. In this case, it’s a minor inconvenience as the mouse in question has a very small house in the basement. The concept that we are sharing the earth with other living creatures is something children should be exposed to as early as possible, and this picture book is a great start. Sheridan’s book is written expressly for new readers. The simple vocabulary and large print will instill confidence as kids learn to sound out words and read on their own.
There's a Mouse in My New House is written for the author's little niece, Jane, who is battling leukemia. The illustrator, Miles DiCarlo, is Jane’s six-year-old cousin and his illustrations are inspired and show talent even at his young age. His opening picture reveals an understanding of perspective and how to convey depth as the stairs turn and descend into the basement. His use of color works very well with his subject, and his drawings fit the story line. DiCarlo’s work will, no doubt, inspire those young readers to also try their hand at drawing while they read. Any proceeds from this book will be used to defray the family’s medical expenses. There's a Mouse in My New House is most highly recommended.