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About the Book
All Finn wants is peace, yet two unwanted guests seem set on making life difficult for him. They destroy his books, eat his scones, and make a mess of his kitchen. Of course, what would you expect from a couple of mice? Professor Dunderbutt recommends writing a letter to the mice, providing them directions to a better residence. Yet the mice in Finn's cottage are too picky to be gotten rid of so easily. No residence Finn finds meets their standards. Will Finn ever convince the mice to leave?
(Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of the audiobook version of this work through NetGalley. All opinions in this review are my own and are honest and unbiased.)
Out, Mouse! by Valerie L. Egar was an entertaining chapter book that had me laughing from start to finish. I loved how the chapters alternated between Finn’s point of view and the mice's. It helped me understand both sides of the conflict and made the story all the more charming and humorous. Paul Collins did a spectacular job narrating this story, giving each character a distinct voice. He was easy to understand, his accent suited the work well, and the audio quality was perfect.
While it struck me that it was best to just sit back and enjoy this story, I can see how Out, Mouse! could be used to improve children's analytical skills and manners. For example, parents, teachers, and other caregivers could open up discussions with children about the importance of considering others' feelings and what the characters should have done differently. In conclusion, if you're looking for a fun story that young and old can enjoy, I highly recommend Out, Mouse! by Valerie L. Egar.