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Five Nice Mice Build a House
Five Nice Mice Build a House

Five Nice Mice Build a House


Five Nice Mice


36 Pages, 9.25 x 11.25

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $21.99)

Publication Date: October 2015

ISBN 9789888240395

Rights: WOR

minedition (Oct 2015)

Price: $17.99


The Five Nice Mice devise a creative solution to their housing dilemma, only to face an all too familiar challenge—in feline form  Necessity is the mother of invention and this is exactly what the Five Nice Mice learn in their new adventure. They search for a new place to live because the cats in their neighborhood make life too dangerous. What they find is a mountain of things that have been discarded. The city dump becomes a mountain of treasure and they find everything they need to build their dream house. But their dream almost comes to an end when a cat comes to their new neighborhood. The little mice are able solve this problem too, with a bit of understanding and a lot of heart.


"Five Nice Mice series hits the road. . . . Tashiro gives each mouse a distinct look and personality, and kids will have fun picking them out of the crowd. The moral here is simple—an edible prize is best shared with friends—and who can argue with that? These mice really are nice."  —Heather Seggel, BookPage, on Five Nice Mice & the Great Car Race

"Exquisite painterly sensibility . . . . Children will marvel at the ingenuity of the mice, and revel in the enchanting details of the splendid mouse-house that any creature would love to inhabit....gorgeous picture book." —Karin Snelson, Shelf Awareness

"Animal lovers will enjoy this tribute to the ingenuity of mice from an up-and-coming Japanese artist whose illustrations are filled with detail." —Barbara Ward,

Author Biography

Chisato Tashiro is a children's book author and illustrator. She illustrated the picture book Voices of the Forest for Expo 2005, the world's fair held in Aichi, Japan. She is the author and illustrator of Chameleon's Colors and Five Nice Mice & the Great Car Race.