Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole (A Mouse and Mole Story)
Wong Herbert Yee
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Mouse and Mole are neighbors.
Mouse lives inside an oak tree, and Mole lives in a hole underneath.
They are neighbors, but they are also friends.
Sometimes friends make mistakes—but they always try to help each other out. That is what Mouse and Mole do.
are bamboo pen and watercolor with colored pencil. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Yee, Wong Herbert. Upstairs Mouse, downstairs Mole / by Wong Herbert Yee. p. cm. Summary: Mouse and her downstairs neighbor, Mole, discover that when they help each other, housecleaning and other daily tasks are much easier. ISBN 0-618-47313-0 [1. Mice—Fiction. 2. Moles (Animals)—Fiction. 3. Neighborliness— Fiction. 4. Cooperativeness—Fiction. 5. Cleanliness—Fiction.] I. Title.
chair. "Mercy, Mole!" squeaked Mouse. "Are you okay?" Mole groaned. "I feel a bit dizzy. Please excuse me, Mouse, but I think I had better go downstairs and rest." He bumped into the door on his way out. Kind, Good NEIGHBORS Mole woke up the next morning feeling refreshed. He looked around his tidy hole. How nicely dark and damp it was—nothing like Mouse's house, which was warm and bright. Suddenly, Mole pictured Mouse shivering. He remembered Mouse sneezing, Mouse bumping into
Mouse." Together, they strolled into town for dessert. Mouse had the cheesecake. As for Mole, a bowl of worms—lightly fried. The BOAT Mole knocked on Mouse's door: TAP-TAP-TAP. "Good morning, Mole," said Mouse. "Good morning, Mouse," said Mole. "I hope you like surprises." "I love surprises!" squeaked Mouse. "Don't tell. Let me try to guess." "It has to do with water," whispered Mole. Mouse twirled her tail. It had not rained in two days. The flowers in the garden were starting
Soon Mouse's arms began to ache. They passed the willow tree three more times; only now they were headed in the opposite direction. "You're right, Mouse," said Mole. "We are definitely going in circles!" Both Mouse and Mole were hot and tired from all the paddling. "Let's go for a swim," suggested Mole. They dove into the water. Mouse splished! Mole splashed! How refreshing! They climbed back into the boat. Mouse twirled her tail. Mole rubbed his snout. "I have an idea!" squeaked
shoe. "Is it shoes or socks?" guessed Mole. "Nope, not shoes, not socks," said Mouse. She disappeared behind the tree. "SURPRISE!" Out jumped Mouse. She handed Mole a paddle decorated with ribbons. "Now we have a pair of paddles!" "A pair ..." said Mole, "like you and me!" Together, they hopped up and down, dancing in circles around the oak tree. Mole waved the paddle back and forth at the sky. Plip—PLOP! Down came the rain once again. Mouse and Mole's garden never looked better!