Around the House, the Fox Chased the Mouse: A Prepositional Tale

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Gibbs Smith, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages

Teaching Is More Effective When Kids Are Having Fun!

This frolicking adventure teaches children about prepositions as they follow a very focused fox in his chase for a mischievous mouse.

Kids will love learning what a preposition is and how it can connect words together when they see the fox chase the mouse around the house, under the fence, into the barn, out the window, and even through the chicken coop. Using additional learning activities at the end of the book, children can then apply what they've learned.

Around the House, the Fox Chased the Mouse is an installment in Rick Walton's award-winning language arts series, which has sold over 150,000 copies. Kids will adore his silly stories, colorful and funny illustrations, and witty wordplay, while teachers and parents will love the definitions and learning activities provided!

Check out Rick's other books:

    Bullfrog Pops!
    Verbs and Objects Herd of Cows! Flock of Sheep!
    Collective Nouns Just Me and 6,000 Rats
    Conjunctions Once There Was A Bull (Frog)
    Compound Words Pig Pigger Piggest
    Comparing Words Suddenly Alligator
    Adverbs Why The Banana Split

Rick Walton is the author of more than sixty children's books. Rick's Language Arts series has sold more than 150,000 copies. His books have been featured on the IRA Children's Choice list, Reading Rainbow, and CBS This Morning.


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A cute story about a fox and mouse playing "Tag" that teaches prepositions!!! Read full review

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Rick Walton is the author of dozens of books for kids, including his popular books introducing language arts concepts: Once There Was a Bullfrog, Why the Banana Split, and Herd of Cows Flock of Sheep. He often plays his guitar happily. Rick and his family live in Provo, Utah. For more info visit Since graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1980, Jim Bradshaw has worked as a graphic designer and art director during the day and as a humorous illustrator in his other" life. Jim is married and has three children; they live in rural South New Jersey with their two cats. For more info visit

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