Saturday, May 15, 2010

Eeek! There's a Mouse About the House is Usborne Books longstanding #1 Best Seller

There's a mouse about the house! has been Usborne Book's #1 best selling book for many years. There's a reason for that best seller status - kids LOVE the book! It's a book they will ask you to read over and over and over again. That's ok. As a mom, I know kids want some of the same books read to them almost every night. It might get boring to us, but it instills a love of reading in your little one that will last a lifetime.

It's the little grey mouse that makes this book so fun to preschoolers and those kids just on the cusp of learning to read. My daughter loves this mouse so much she named it Messy Mouse.

Your child will have a blast moving the mouse from page to page throughout the book. It's very interactive! Start the mouse coming through the slot in the floor board of the house, and he maneuvers his way throughout the whole house with the help of your little one. All they have to do is have the mouse follow the dotted line - which teaches pre-writing skills. The mouse moves from left to right across the page which helps to reinforce to children that they will read books from left to right. The mouse ends up in a covered cheese plate and safely escapes the cat that has been waiting all night for him. Holding the mouse and helping him go through the slot from page to page also enstills fine motor skills for little fingers.

If your child loves There's a mouse about the house! they are sure to love The Squirrel's Tale which is another book in Usborne's slot book series. This book has a squirrel that goes through the forest looking for nuts. It's so much fun too!

You can recieve There's a mouse about the house! in the May 2010 Starter Kit or the Business Builder kit when you start your own Usborne Books business.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Win $100 of FREE Usborne Books of Your Choice!!

Yes! You can win $100 of FREE Usborne Books for your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or any other children in your life. And yes, you get to select what books you win from the wide selection of books that Usborne has to offer. You can view that selection here.

It's simple to get yourself entered in the drawing, and you can get yourself entered as many times as you possibly can. Contest is open only to those in the United States and runs from May 1, 2010 - May 31, 2010. Winner will be announced here on Usborne Activities for Kids at noon on June 1, 2010. Make sure you post a comment letting me know what you've done of the four options below. Make sure you leave your email or a way to contact you in your entry(ies).

How to get yourself entered - You get one entry for each item below that you do and each time you do it:

1. Tweet about our Usborne Summer Reading program including the link to the site: .

2. Mention the Usborne Summer Reading program and the weblink on your facebook page.

3. Grab the button off my blog and put it on your blog or website for the summer.

4. Write a blog post about the Usborne Summer Reading program.

Good luck! And thanks for helping to promote a great cause!

Happy Reading!