Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tumtum and Nutmeg by Emily Bearn

Tumtum and Nutmeg:  Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn.  Published by Hachette Book Group, 2009.

Tumtum and Nutmeg Nutmouse live in Nutmouse Hall which is located in a long forgotten closet in Rose Cottage.  The two mice live very pleasant, though slightly dull, lives until they decide to adopt the two human children of Rose Cottage.  Even that goes pleasantly, until Aunt Ivy shows up.  Aunt Ivy is determined to rid Rose Cottage of all mice - regardless of how helpful they are.

This edition contain 3 short-ish stories of Tumtum and Nutmeg.  Unfortunately, we had to return our copy to the library before we finished all the stories.  But if the other two are as entertaining as the first I have no doubts that your young readers will love them!

I read this story out loud to Ellie (3) who loved the idea of mice living in a doll house.  It didn't take her long to continually ask to read "the mouse book."  Even the two big boys (5 & 7) got into the story and wanted to know if Tumtum would survive Aunt Ivy's attack.  When 3 out of my 4 children enjoy a book I know I have a winner!!

I owe a special thanks to Carrie at Reading to Know and Stephanie at {Olive Tree} for recommending this adorable series!

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7 comments:

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Isn't it good! : ) There is a new T&N book coming out in October ... I have a certain almost 7 year old that is going to be delighted to find that in her birthday pile this year.

Lisa notes... said...

Oh, that sounds so delightful. Maybe I will pick it up as a gift for someone with small children.

Carrie said...

Hurray! =D

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I noticed this at my son's school library, and of course recognized it from Stephanie and Carrie as well. I couldn't check it out, because it was the end of the year, but I'll be looking for it again!

Annette W. said...

hehe...this is on our list too, thanks to Carrie!

I'm glad to hear that it's appropriate for a three year old!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I find out about a lot of great books because of Carrie! :)

My 3 yr. old girlie LOVED the story. My 7 year old boy read the entire book alone and then sat with us when I read it aloud to my girlie. It's a great story!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Sounds like a really fun book.

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