Synopses & Reviews
When Sam the library mouse and his friend Sarah wake to find the library being packed up to prepare for a major renovation, they realize they wonand#8217;t have a home during the construction. So off they go in search of a new place to live. Sam knows research is key, so he finds books about architectural styles to get ideas for building a temporary home from objects found around the library. They build and live in a variety of houses: a castle, an igloo, a yurt, a modern house, and even a geodesic dome. But none feels like home to Sam. Finally, though, the renovation of the library is complete, and they can move back to their true home, the library!
The book includes photos of the real house styles discussed in the text and a relevant glossary of architectural terms.
Praise for Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home
"Kirkand#8217;s familiar gouache illustrations maintain a mouse perspective filled with library details. This clever presentation of world housing types has three pages of backmatter that describes each style and its location. Not only is the story amusing, but the information will be useful in classrooms."
"Newcomers and fans of the previous titles will welcome this tale, and librarians will put it to good use in their research lessons."
--School Library Journal
"This is a fine use of light fantasy to teach a little lesson about building structures, and it will be especially useful to those preparing children for the disruptions that come with home renovations."
andquot;The illustrations are attractively composed, with textural highlights and speckles of snow in dark blue skies...Library Mouse fans will enjoy this peripheral extension of the series.andquot;
When Father Mouse is awakened on Christmas Eve by a clatter outside his window, he catches a glimpse of the one and only Santa Claus! Father Mouse can hardly believe his eyes as he watches St. Nick come down the chimney with a pack full of toys. In this amusing twist on the classic poem by Clement C. Moore, Daniel Kirk reimagines the story from a fresh perspectiveandmdash;and readers of Kirkandrsquo;s Library Mouse series may discover a familiar friend, too!
In this quirky, artsy retelling of and#147;The Three Little Pigs,and#8221; the pigs and their homes are nods to three famous architectsand#151;Frank Gehry, Phillip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wrightand#151;and their signature homes. Each house is filled with clever details, including furnishings by the architects and their contemporaries. Of course, not all the houses are going to protect the pigs from the wolfand#8217;s huffing and puffing. Which one will? The wolf, and readers, are in for a clever surprise ending.
About the Author
Daniel Kirk has written and illustrated a number of popular and bestselling books for children, including Library Mouse, which Booklist praised as a and#8220;show-stopper.and#8221; He is also the author and illustrator of Library Mouse: A Friendand#8217;s Tale and the novels Elf Realm: The Low Road and Elf Realm: The High Road. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his family. Find out more at www.danielkirk.com.