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The Mouse and the Christmas Cake (ILLUSTRATED) [Kindle Edition]


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 342 KB
  • Print Length: 11 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Uplifting Publications (Oct. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0046LV8PK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars illustrated juvenile poem May 29 2011
By Mei - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
This poem about a mouse that builds a house in a decoration castle on top of a Christmas cake was first published in New York in 1858. The ebook version has 5 illustrations (including the front page). It's a poem for children and has only a few pages of text. You may have to change the text size on your Kindle to be able to read all the lines.

(This book is in the public domain, you can find it for free on the web.)
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle humor brought a smile July 7 2011
By Cheryl A. Bowman - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Cute, easy-to-read-aloud poem with old-fashioned illustrations brought a smile. Just one poem with 5 images scattered throughout.

This Project Gutenberg book can be found in many places. Misspelling and grammar issue were part of the original book.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful children's Christmas poem Nov. 8 2011
By S. Warfield - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very sweet poem from the 19th century about a Christmas cake that is topped with a decoration of Windsor Castle. The cake awaits family and friends, sitting on the table while a little mouse nibbles through the door to the castle and makes himself at home. There is also a family cat in the house. The cake, the mouse and the cat make for a chaotic moment on Christmas Day when visitors arrive and the cake is about to be sliced.

If this delighted children long ago, it should still delight them by listening to all the holiday antics in the poem. The Kindle edition has illustrations, also.

Christmas is right around the corner and this poem would be a nice thing to read to children alone or in a group. I very much enjoyed it myself.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a nice picture book and poem May 12 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
has 4 full page pictures and a long poem about a fancy cake and a mouse that moves into the castle decorating the top until the human family starts to serve it. kindle edition very well formatted except the lack of a cover. probably British pre WW1.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Little Poem Jan. 18 2012
By aaa-Pam - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I like mice. I always have. As a child one of my favorite poems was "Mice" by Rose Fyleman. [It starts with the lines, "I think mice are rather nice. Their tails are long, their faces small; They haven't any chins at all. Their ears are pink, their teeth are white, They run about the house at night...]

So when I saw this poem I had to see what it was about; and "The Mouse and the Christmas Cake" turned out to be a cute little poem with some delightful old illustrations. The opening lines are:

A pretty story I will tell,
Of Nib, a little Mouse,
Who took delight, when none where near,
To skip about the house.

Her little nose could sniff and smell
Where all good things were kept,
And in the pantry well she knew
That mistress Pussy slept.

It's attributed to our old friend, Anonymous. I tried to find out the publication date and it appears to have been 1858. It was published by the McLoughlin Brothers in New York, and if you are the sort of person that likes old quaint poems and artwork, you'll probably like this little download.

As for children liking it: it will probably be hit-or-miss as to the poem, but most older children will probably want to look at the art.


Pam T~
mom/poetry and mouse lover

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