Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

There's a Mouse in my House

Written by Ross Collins

Bedtime Stories for Children Books for Babies and Toddlers Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Humorous Stories about Animals

LoveReading View on There's a Mouse in my House

Rib-tickling rhyming yarn in which Bear discovers the joys of companionship

From the inventive author-illustrator of the award-winning There’s a Bear on My Chair comes this smart sequel, and boy has Ross Collins delivered again. It’s a rollicking, rhyming, visually-pleasing treat in which it turns out that Bear isn’t terribly keen on getting a taste of his own medicine (to begin with, at least).


The cause of Bear’s irritation is the presence of Mouse in his house (yes, the very same Mouse on whose chair Bear presumptuously sat in the first book). In Bear’s outraged words, “That rodent can’t live here, oh no! I’ll tell him that he has to go.” Of course, Mouse refuses to leave and proceeds to cause chaos in Bear’s house, before a mob of partying mice turn up. But then - the twist! – when Bear realises “Hey! These mice are nice!”


With wonderful interplay between text, illustration and design, this is excellent for reading aloud - the kind of book that will have toddlers urging for it to be read again, and again (and again) while completing the rhymes before adults have chance to read them.

Joanne Owen

Other Info

The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “Ohhh . . . you have such a treat in store! Often, sequels can be disappointing – it’s the curse of the tricky second album – but there are no such problems here. This time, Mouse gets his own back on Bear and the spreads just get funnier and funnier as you turn the page. It’s another Ross Collins classic.”


There's a Mouse in my House Synopsis

The long awaited sequel to the award-winning favourite, There's a Bear on My Chair, from bestselling author and illustrator, Ross Collins.

The tables have turned in this fantastically funny rhyming picture book. This time, it's Bear who has an unwelcome guest, and that cheeky mouse just won't leave. He's making a real commotion in Bear's house - eating all the food, listening to loud music and even spilling bathwater all over the floor! But when there's an unexpected knock at the door, Bear decides that perhaps mice are actually rather nice!

If you loved this, you might like these...

Brenda Is a Sheep
I'm Sticking with You
 UhOhMilo! The Impolite Imps
Big Cat

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781788008259
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788008259
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Ross Collins
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading, Family / Home Stories, Humorous, Animals

About Ross Collins

Ross Collins' primary 1 teacher, Mrs Spears, told his parents that he should go to art school. 13 years went by until he was finally 'old enough' to get into the Glasgow School of Art. Can you believe that? – 13 years. On graduating he won the Macmillan Prize for his first picture book. Since then he's illustrated over 100 books for children and written a few of them too. Several of them have won enormous glittering awards which he keeps in a box in Latvia. Ross' book The Elephantom was recently adapted into a critically acclaimed play by those clever people at the ...

More About Ross Collins

More Books By Ross Collins

Cover for This is a Dog by Ross Collins
Cover for What Does An Anteater Eat? by Ross Collins
Cover for This Zoo is Not for You by Ross Collins
View All Books By Ross Collins

Share this book