You may have seen a smattering of reviews for a great new children’s book – This House Needs A Mouse by C. Jeffrey Nunnally. Like most moms, I love reading to my kids. It’s one of the only times they stop moving and actually listen. Both of my boys love to read so I was thrilled when Alison (a fellow twin mom!) asked me to review this one.
I received a digital version of This House Needs A Mouse so I sat the boys down in front of my computer for the reading. At first, Miles (on the right) didn’t want to do it. As soon as I told him it required helping me out with a work project, he decided he was too busy. However, as soon as he saw the cover come up on the screen, he was all in!
Instead of reading my
boring interpretation of what the boys thought of the book, I figured I would just video tape their reaction. I was hoping they would get it all in before the wrestling started and we just barely made it!
Did you hear how they threw each other under the bus immediately? They have done that since they started talking. However, they are also the best of friends and fierce defenders of each other. This is how twins operate.
As you can see and hear, they absolutely loved the book and would recommend it to all their friends!
As an adult reading the book, it made me think about what I sometimes perceive as a nuisance, can also have a benefit. The trick, as the second mom discovers, is to open your mind and look at it differently. Even rodents have a purpose, and I know a lot of rodents. Instead of wishing away the “mice” in my house and my life, maybe I should consider the possibility of positivity, even though it’s not in my nature. After all, ’tis the season for miracles, right?
How can you enjoy (and spread the joy) of this book? It’s almost too easy. This House Needs A Mouse is available to order through the book’s website, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Big Tent Books.
You can also tweet your thoughts to the author @CJNunnally
I’ll even help you out with that one:
[Tweet “Does your house need a mouse? Ok maybe a children’s book called “This House Needs A Mouse” by @CJNunnally I know two 5 year-olds who highly recommend it!”]
What’s your favorite children’s book, either to read alone or to your kids?
Do you buy children’s books as gifts?
What do you think of the boy’s review?
I absolutely loved the boys’ review and they totally had me cracking up. My girls are also so quick to throw each other under the bus and felt right at home watching them here 😉
Good to know it happens at your house too! Thanks Janine!
What a great review, the boys are just so cute and of course brothers always throw each other under the bus, what’s up with that?! I like what you said about the nusiances in our lives being useful in some way or the other. My favorite children’s book is simple, 1 fish 2 fish red fish blue fish or any dr. Seuss book really!
Gotta love Dr. Seuss!! And…I guess we have to learn to love the rodents too…
Oh my goodness, they are adorable! Thank you for the great review, boys!
You’re welcome! 🙂
Oh my goodness–can’t stand the cuteness! So, so great. And how can we not go out and buy that book after that review?!
I miss reading to my kids…but recently one of my daughter’s books looked so good that I have insisted we read it together. Every couple of nights we snuggle up and read it and it has been so fun to get back to that.
That is the BEST! I hope to someday do that with my boys. I really hope they never lose the love of reading.
God, they are just SO ADORABLE! The book looks fantastic and I am definitely getting it for my girls! :)-Ashley
Thanks Ashley! I hope you get it – it’s really a great book with a cute message.
OMG, that was adorable!! Love them! Glad to see that they can’t sit still just like mine. And love the end “peace out”….dying here.
They are like little punks with their “peace out!” Where do they get these things??
I wonder the same thing all of the time. My boys haven’t picked up on the peace sign yet, but the AT-TI-TUDE is starting to come out. They don’t learn it here….makes me want to homeschool :/
They have definitely learned a lot from the bus! It’s very interesting.
Absolutely precious! Miles is your mini me and Vaughn is mini Mike, I love it.
You are RIGHT ON! So, so true with their personalities, eating habits, sleep patterns – everything. It’s scary.
That was very sweet! You have to get The Funny Little Women for the boys. Both my boys loved that book and had me read it over and over. Although, my kids couldn’t always sit still through it either. LOL!
I’ve never heard of that one. I’ll definitely look it up. Thanks for the recommendation!
I love how they threw each other under the bus, as any sibling worth his salt would do. Peace out – I’m going to take a dramamine from all that spinning!
Hahaha! That’s what my neighbor said. She was like “boys, you made me so dizzy with your video!” They totally didn’t get it but too funny 🙂 Thanks Dana.
I can not tell you how much I enjoyed this post and that video!! So stinkin cute. My boy is 9 and prefers to read inside his head now 🙁
Aw, thanks so much! I’m not looking forward to the day when they prefer to read alone 🙁
haha! Vaughn definitely has the crumb problem of the house, huh?
This is adorable. I love your take on it!
Like Dana, I can’t understand how they can spin that way and not get dizzy!
Yes he does!!! And they are pretty much always spinning – chair or no. 🙂
My favorite part was at the end when they both simultaneously said “bom bow bom bow wow” or something to that effect. Hilarious! Your kids are so adorable!
As you can imagine, that happens a lot around here! Thanks Brittany!!
OMG – that ending was killing me!!! Vaughn was cracking me up about the mouse traps and “what traps.” Your boys are super cute.
Peace out – bowbowbow!!!
Gotta love Vaughn…he’s a little spacey. Turns out he was thinking of Scooby Do and all the traps that Fred sets for the monsters. Talk about a wandering mind!! And yes, the “peace out ba bout bout” is their new thing.
What a cute video! Thank you so much for participating in my blog tour! I really appreciate that you got the message of the book! I hope your boys continue to enjoy the book! My best to you in 2015! C. Jeffrey Nunnally
Thank you! I can assure you they continue to love the book. Congratulations on your success with it!