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Mice Squeak, We Speak

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This delightful poem with art from renowned illustrator Tomie dePaola is a perfect first book for sharing with young children. Crickets creak. Mice squeak. Sheep baa. But I SPEAK Three children lead... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

Hours of enjoyment

With restrained colors, this board book is a fun poem to read aloud, with plenty of ways to expand upon the story. Cute drawings, plenty of opportunities to make animal sounds. For example, "Crickets Creak / Mice Squeak / Sheeps Baa/ BUT I SPEAK.... Horses Neigh / .. BUT I SAY... / Parrots Squawk / BUT I TALK"


The three children are absolutely adorable. The animals are cute. The word bites in this book are short and to the point. This is a great book for toddlers and early pre-readers. It can easily keep the attention of both of my children. I enjoy reading this book to my children and have yet to get tired of it. Certainly, this book is a good addition to your child's library.


My child loved this book when it was first introduced it to him at 18 months; now he's nearly three and still asks for it, again and again. The patterns of brief, rhymng phrase bites in this book are as appropriate for toddlers' short attention spans as they are for beginning readers' budding skills. Soft, vibrant illustrations feature children from three ethnic backgrounds delighting in the vocal utterances of animals-human and otherwise. Some sounds are predictable, others are surprising, but all have universal appeal and are presented in an irresistible, unforgettable way.

Rhymes and Bright Pictures Make This Book a Hit

"Mice Squeak, We Speak" is one of the first books my son started to reach for and request that I read to him. It is one he can listen to over and over--and, fortunately, it's fun for me to read aloud to him.Each animal sound is introduced with a simple two-word sentance and a colorful, full-page drawing of the animal. The rhythmic, rhyming passages, coupled with the fact that the pages are turned quickly (no more than four words per two-page spread) make this a favorite for early listeners or readers.I highly recommend this book for young children to introduce them to listening to and reading books.


This is a wonderfully illustrated book filled with animal sounds that children can learn and read along with the reader. The audio tape is also wonderful...the children love to listen to this story while in the car or before bed, even w/o the book. My kids love it! Our school is going to use this book as one of the curriculum books for the school year.
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