Mouse and Mole, A Winter Wonderland

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Mouse and Mole
A Winter Wonderland
Wong Herbert Yee

MOUSE
AND
MOLE
A Winter Wonderland

WONG HERBERT YEE

H
OUGHTON
M
IFFLIN
B
OOKS FOR
C
HILDREN
H
OUGHTON
M
IFFLIN
H
ARCOURT
B
OSTON
N
EW
Y
ORK
2010

To Margaret Raymo,
an editor for all seasons

Copyright © 2010 by Wong Herbert Yee

All rights reserved. For information about permission
to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions,
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company,
215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children is an imprint of
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

www.hmhbooks.com

The text of this book is set in Adobe Caslon.
The illustrations are litho pencil and gouache.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data is on file.
ISBN 978-0-547-34152-1
Manufactured in China
LEO 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
4500229134

Contents

Snug as a Bug

Sno-Mole

The New Friend

Sno-Mouse

Snug as a Bug

Mouse gazed out the window.
A snowflake drifted past.
Then another ...
and another. Soon, it was
snowing like mad!

"Yippee!" yelped Mouse.
She rummaged through her closet.
Mouse pulled on snow pants.
Mouse tugged on
new boots:
thup, thup!

She yanked a
hat over her ears.

She tied a scarf
around her neck.

Mouse buttoned her warm winter coat.
"Whew!" she exclaimed. "I am as snug
as a bug in a rug!" Mouse grabbed
mittens and rushed out the door.

Mole snuggled under the blankets.
"Bed is the place to be on
a day like this," he sighed.
"I am as snug as a bug in a rug!"
TAP-TAP-TAP.
Mole heard someone knocking.
He tugged the pillow over his ears.
TAP-TAP-TAP.
Mole still heard knocking.

"Open up, Mole. It's me,
Mouse!" called Mouse.

"Rats!" muttered Mole.
He rolled out of bed like a cocoon,
still wrapped in his blankets.
Thump, thump, thump!
hopped
Mole across the floor.

He opened the door a crack—
whoosh!
A gust of frosty air
nipped his snout.
"Morning, Mole!" said Mouse.
"Morning, Mouse," grumped Mole.
"Whatever are you doing out
on a day like this?"

"There is fresh-fallen snow!"
exclaimed Mouse.
"The trees are trimmed
with icicles. The bushes are
frosted like cupcakes.
It is a
winter wonderland!
"
she sighed.

"Your being out on a day like this makes
me
wonder
about you," Mole scolded.
"If you are not careful, Mouse,
you will turn into a
Mouse-cicle!
"
"Do not be silly, Mole. I am wearing
snow pants and a scarf. I have on
my hat and mittens too!"
"Your mittens do
not match," said Mole.
Mouse stuffed her paws
in her pockets.

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