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Look Out, Mouse!
An I Like to Read® Book Level E
by Steve Björkman
Steve Björkman, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823429530 | 01-15-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 4-6
RF.1.1, 1a, 2b, 3, 3b, 3f, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
L.1.1, 1b, 1j, 2, 2b, 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c
RL.1.1-3, 5, 7, 9
W.1.1-3, 5, 8

About the Book

Farmer Fred forgot to feed the horse! Mouse nibbles holes in the horse's feed bag and all is well for the horse, but not for Mouse. Look out, Mouse!

A cat, a snake, an owl, and a fox pursue him. But the horse neighs, the dog barks, chickens cluck, Farmer Fred comes out of his house, and Mouse is finally safe. Meanwhile, Mouse runs into the house but it is still dinnertime so, look out, house!


"Delightful illustrations accompany a charming tale that will make a positive addition to most collections."—School Library Journal

About the Series

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!


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Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Describe the tone/feeling of the words, illustrations and details on the front and back covers of LOOK OUT, MOUSE! RL.K-1.7

2. How do the farmer's actions contribute to the sequence of events in the book? Explain. RL.K-1.1, 3

3. Create a list of all the animals in the story. Which animals in the story are natural predators of mice? Research your answer. RL.K-1.1 / W.K-1.5

4. How did Mouse and the horse help each other? How do you help your friends? RL.K-1.1, 3 / SL.K-1.4

Readers' Guide
LOOK OUT, MOUSE!: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.