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At a birthday party, Sophie feels jealous when her friend gets a present that she’s been wanting in this eleventh charming book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse series!

Sophie is so excited to go to her friend Ellie’s birthday party. She loves birthday parties. She always paints her friends beautiful cards and she loves playing party games. When Ellie gets a mouse house—a little house with teeny-tiny mouse dolls and teeny-tiny furniture—Sophie tries to be happy for her friend but she actually feels very jealous. She’s always wanted a mouse house! As Sophie tries to deal with these feelings, she learns that not everybody gets what they want and not everybody wants what they have!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.


The Mouse House

A Friday Surprise
Sophie Mouse’s pencil flew across her math paper. She raced to answer the bottom row of subtraction problems.

It was Friday afternoon. The whole class was taking their timed math quiz. They had to answer as many problems as they could in just five minutes.

Sophie had to work fast. But not too fast, or she’d make mistakes.

With three problems to go, the tip of Sophie’s pencil broke.

“No!” Sophie cried out. Then she clapped a hand over her mouth. There was no talking during tests.

Hattie Frog came to the rescue. From the desk next to Sophie, Hattie held out a freshly sharpened pencil. Sophie beamed at her friend.

Thank you! she mouthed noiselessly. Hattie smiled and nodded in reply. Sophie hurried to finish the last three problems.

One done!

Two done!

Mrs. Wise stood up at her desk. Sophie scribbled the last answer just as the teacher said, “Pencils down, please. Time is up.”

Sophie sat back in her seat with a sigh. At least she had finished. But Sophie wasn’t sure she’d gotten them all right.

Not the best way to end the week, she thought.

As Mrs. Wise collected the papers, there was a knock at the schoolhouse door.

About The Author

Poppy Green can talk to animals! Unfortunately, they never talk back to her. So she started writing in order to imagine what they might say and do when humans aren’t watching. Poppy lives on the edge of the woods in Connecticut, where her backyard is often a playground for all kinds of wildlife: birds, rabbits, squirrels, voles, skunks, deer, and the occasional wild turkey.

About The Illustrator

Jennifer A. Bell is an illustrator whose work can be found in greeting cards, magazines, and more than forty children’s books. She studied fine art at the Columbus College of Art and Design and spent many years designing seasonal giftware and greeting cards before becoming a children’s book illustrator. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (October 1, 2017)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481494359
  • Ages: 5 - 9

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