In this charming, award-winning homage to Dr Seuss, Sara and Paul are bored,
but that soon changes when Sara gets some juice and finds a huge mouse
sitting in the fridge. Her name is Millie, and when Sara is surprised that
she can talk, she says, “Of course I talk! I’m a talking pro! I’m not an
ordinary mouse, you know.” She then announces that she is hungry, and
decides to make a chicken pot pie. “Get me a bowl and the right ingredients,
and in no time at all, I’ll be feeding us.”
And what goes into a chicken pot pie? Everything, apparently. “I’ll use
whatever you have in the house. I’m a very, very unpredictable mouse.” So
they collect everything they can find, and mix it all together, and then the
adventure takes a strange twist, and Sara and Paul discover that Millie is
even more talented than they thought she was.
Kirkus Reviews says, “French’s charming tale has an exuberance and wit that
should delight any child. The big, brassy, enthusiastic personality of
Millie will jump off the page; some readers will take to Millie as a much
beloved partner in crime when she urges the twins not to tell their mother
about dinner since ‘she’ll spoil the fun.’ French’s simple but enchanting
and expressive illustrations display the mischievous Millie in a variety of
moods and poses. Lively and active, the drawings depict the entire story for
children who can’t read, culminating in a humorous climax.
“A delightful children’s tale with an engaging, larger-than-life lead
Millie the Mouth won a PTPA Award (parent tested, parent approved) in 2012.
Visit MillietheMouth.com to view the audio book and download a song for
Freddi French is a great admirer of Dr Seuss, and wrote Millie the Mouth to
look and sound like The Cat in the Hat books. But Millie is very different
from the Cat. Nothing Millie does is bad. She has fun with the kids instead
of at their expense. When she leaves, you want her to come back. Millie
genuinely wants the kids to enjoy themselves.