Mouse Soup

Mouse Soup In Harper published its first I Can Read title Little Bear written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak Large type simple vocabulary chapter like divisions and decora

  • Title: Mouse Soup
  • Author: Arnold Lobel
  • ISBN: 9780060239688
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers

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    1. Arnold Lobel

      Arnold Stark Lobel was a popular American author of children s books Among his most popular books are those of the Frog and Toad series, and Mouse Soup, which won the Garden State Children s Book Award from the New Jersey Library Association.

    423 thoughts on “Mouse Soup”

    1. I don't remember reading Arnold Lobel's Mouse Soup for the first time. The publication date is 1977, so it has to have been sometime around then. I vaguely remember having it on a record, one of those that *ding* when you have to turn the page.I do not remember the last time I sat down and read the whole thing through. So probably since the first time in 1977? 1978? 1979?, I read Mouse Soup. It's a perfect book.The story I remember most vividly from being a little kid reading it was "Bees and th [...]


    2. Clever Mouse! Clever stories. "Bees and Mud" is my favorite so far: A beehive lands on Mouse's head and he tells the Bees to fly away because he doesn't want a nest on his head. "Oh no!", they say. "We like your ears. We like your whiskers. We like your nose. This is a fine place for our nest!" Isn't that sweet? They want to stay because they like his ears. Mouse ears are the cutest!


    3. It was fun reading an old childhood classic to my kids today. We love books and the experience of reading together.


    4. I found a first edition of this at a thrift store a few weeks ago and picked it up because of how much I love Lobel's Frog and Toad series. However, when I sat down to read this one, I realized that it--too--was familiar. My adult self was transported to my kid self remembering the illustrations--the weasel full of bee stings, stuck in a mud pool--and living the stories.Now, as an adult, I appreciated the straightforward story for kids to follow, and even more, that it was threaded with small ta [...]


    5. Bundel met verschillende verhalen van Lobel. Geen kikker en pad, maar een mug die de veerboot over een regenplas beheert en het varkentje Valentijn die boos wegloopt als de boerin zijn zalig zachte modder wegsopt. Soms wat moralistisch (met name de verhalen aan het einde, waar ook nog eens heel duidelijk de morele les bij genoemd wordt), maar ook briljamt en grappig en met diepe lagen. Zo is het verhaal van de hele grote muis en de hele kleine muis (het eerste verhaal in de bundel) oppervlakkig [...]


    6. Aside from the unfortunate title, this book is definitely a beautifully-illustrated classic with a lot of wit and imagination.



    7. This book is about a mouse who was reading a book when he was caught by a weasel who wanted to make mouse soup. Before the weasel could put the mouse into his soup the mouse quickly convinced him that his soup would be extra good if he put stories into it as well. The mouse told four different stories to the weasel. The first story is called "Bees and the Mud." It is about bees nesting on the mouse's head and how he tricked them to get them to leave. The second story is called "Two Large Stones" [...]


    8. “Mouse Soup” by Arnold Lobel is a children’s easy read book. The book is an “I can Read”- Level 2. This charming children’s story tells the tale of a mouse who was reading a book when he was caught by a weasel who threatens to make him into Mouse Soup. In order to stall the weasel from eating him- the mouse tells him that in order to make a delicious Mouse Soup he needs a few stories to put in the mixture. The first story the Mouse tells the Weasel is titled, “Bees and the Mud”. [...]


    9. Although this text villianizes a weasel, and teaches children that carnivorous animals are some how morally worse than herbivores, it still has a story that is challenging and complex. It teaches students a degree of reasoning and has a very good, motivated resolution. I recommend it, despite its flaws. It can be broken up in several parts, for readings over several evenings, too.


    10. Doesn't quite compare to the grandeur of Frog and Toad or the adorability of Owl at Home, but with stories like the Two Large Stones and The Crickets, it'll do. It's amazing how Lobel can craft perfect, real-life morals without ever slapping you in the face with them.



    11. Mouse Soup is a funny and endearing story about a mouse who makes up stories in order to keep the weasel from eating him. The mouse tells him that the soup will not taste very good unless the mouse is combines with stories. He begins telling him stories all about a mouse, just like him. The stories are set up like chapters which can allow students to feel as though they are reading chapter books even though the content of the stories is at the level of picture storybooks. All of the text is writ [...]


    12. For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleA nice story about a clever mouse outwitting a hungry weasel. The book consists of a larger story and four short stories within it. It was an interesting set-up and made the book entertaining. Good illustrations with nice detail. Some of the pages are a bit text-heavy. This book is recommended as a Reading Level 2 (Reading with Help). Vocabulary-wise I would say this is accurate, but some children may find the word to picture ratio a bit overwhel [...]


    13. I considered myself a really fan of Arnold Lobel from now. I liked the approach of the story and its characters. The edition is also gorgeous.I recommend it to children and English students like me. _____________________Me declaro fan de Arnold Lobel apartir de ahora. Me ha gustado mucho el planteamiento de la historia y sus personajes. Además, la edición es muy bonita y manejable.Lo recomiendo tanto a niños como a estudiantes de inglés como yo. 😉


    14. Funny, odd and very accesible to new readers. A reluctant 1st grade level reader finished it in one sitting, and then announced “I will read this one next” (pointing to Mouse Tales - advertised on the back). Level I/J


    15. the kids were not into this when i bought it a couple of years ago. but lately both the 3 year old and the 6 year old love it. they can't stop quoting from it and they love the sequence at the end when the weasel is collecting the stories for the soup.




    16. I loved this easy to read book!! This book is about a mouse who is unfortunately captured by a very hungry weasel. The mouse then outsmarts the weasel and uses clever tricks to get out of the situation. The text is very large and easy to read and see, which is great for young readers to be able to recognize text and relate it to the story. The story is very straightforward and easy to follow, but still keeps adults and kids entertained as you read. Illustrations, while not very bright or colorfu [...]


    17. This story is so cute. I feel like I forgot that I read it as a child maybe. Can be used to teach anthropomorphism / personification, fables.




    18. Arnold Lobel may be the king of short stories compiled into a single easy-reader volume. When an author comes out with a new series of books that use the same model, usually of two best friends finding their way through several minor adventures, are they not immediately and frequently compared to Arnold Lobel's classic Frog and Toad stories? Along similar storytelling lines, we have Mouse Soup, the witty and entertaining tale of an unlucky mouse captured by a hungry weasel, and how the mouse use [...]


    19. This is a good book to have in a classroom library for first and second graders. It has really easy words, but some cute stories.


    20. I don't love this quite as much as Mouse Tales, but again I didn't read this one as a child. Nevertheless, adult me got a big belly laugh out of these stories, and I found it fun and charmingly weird. I suspect I would have loved it just as much had I found it then.


    21. Who cannot fall in love with the illustration of the cute mouse in a cooking pot on the cover of this book? Also, the title "Mouse Soup" draws the reader in by having them ponder how a story about a mouse being cooked for a meal will turn out. "Mouse Soup" is written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel, and it follows the interesting interaction a mouse has with a weasel who is preparing meal that is the mouse. He convinces the weasel that in order to have a fantastic soup, he will need to add stori [...]


    22. "Mouse Soup" by Arnold Lobel is an easy-to-read children's book that also makes for a good read aloud for younger ages. This story is about a mouse who was reading a story one day and finds himself in the hands of a weasel who wants to make him into a soup and eat him. Being quick on his toes the mouse tells the weasel that in order to make the soup taste better he would need to add stories to it and proceeds to tell 4 seperate store. The first story is about a mouse who tries to get a hive of b [...]


    23. What a delightful, odd little book. It plays on the age-old trope of the witty small guy (the mouse) having a run-in with an animal (the weasel) who wants to eat him (the soup) and, of course, escaping. One wonders how predators ever survive in these worlds, since they never seem to get to eat anything. Anyway, the mouse pulls a Scheherezade-style gambit, offering the weasel stories that will make the soup more tasty, thereby deferring his fate. The four stories are an odd and eclectic mix: one [...]


    24. Mouse soup is a story about a mouse that leaves his house to go sit under a tree. Suddenly, he is captured by a weasel that plans to take him back to his house and thinking of making soup out of him! The weasel gets the mouse back to his house and into a pot when suddenly the mouse comes up with an idea. He tells the weasel that the soup will not taste good without any stories in it. Although the weasel is hungry, he agrees with the mouse and allows him tell 4 stories to make the soup taste bett [...]


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