Little Mouse Helps Out Review and Giveaway

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Today we are very excited to be on the blog tour for Little Mouse Helps Out by Finnish author Riikka Jäntti. You also have the chance to win a copy at the bottom of this post.

Read on to hear about Little Mouse’s adventures and what we thought.

Little mouse helps out

Book Description

Little Mouse has a lot of things to do today … and he can do them all by himself!

It’s an exciting day for Little Mouse. His friend Pip is coming over to visit. But first, there are chores to do around the house, like cleaning, laundry, and cooking lunch. Little Mouse is determined to help Mummy Mouse with all of them. And after that — playtime!

The second picture book from well-loved Finnish author/illustrator Riikka Jäntti to feature Little Mouse — the small kid with the big personality — Little Mouse Helps Out is sure to become another read-aloud favourite.

The Little Mouse Helps Out

Our Review

As you know from reading our other book reviews, baby girl is into her books at the moment. She loved  Under The Love Umbrella  with its bright illustrations, so looking at the cover of Little Mouse Helps Out we knew it would be illustrated differently but looking forward to it nonetheless.

We were pleasantly surprised at the fun little story of Little Mouse helping out his mummy before having his friend Pip round to play. I love how it can help you explain the importance of chores around the home to your little ones. Simple chores like cooking, cleaning and laundry are included.

It’s very well written and illustrated and a joy to read aloud to baby girl. It’s a wonderful hardcover book suitable for 0-4 years old, although the older the child the more interaction the story can provide.

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published May 11th 2017 by Scribe UK

Blog Tour

The Little Mouse Helps Out Blog Tour


The lovely people at Scribe publishers have given me one copy of Little Mouse Helps Out to giveaway. To enter please fill in the Rafflecopter below.

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  1. Tammy Neal
    May 28, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Washing up and bits of cooking x

  2. Diana
    May 28, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Tidy away toys, clear the table after tea and help to take washing out 🙂

  3. claire little
    May 28, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    loading the washing machine

  4. Sion Gibby
    May 28, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    doing the beds in the morning is so much easier if they all chip in, tidy their rooms and at least put the duvet back on the bed!

  5. Deborah Mackenzie
    May 28, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Picking up their toys and things and putting them into their place. Help with laundry as they love stuffing the clothes in. Help with setting the table.
    Plus they love ‘driving’ the hoover around!

  6. Pauline black
    May 28, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Tidying up his toys.

  7. Margie
    May 28, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Making the hot drinks, tidying around the house, setting the table and drying the dishes.

  8. adeinne tonner
    May 28, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    I get them to help dust and washing plastic kitchen stuff too

  9. Miss Tracy Hanson
    May 28, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Phoenix and Maxx love dusting (at the moment) and Phoenix loves watering herself, erm I mean the garden lol. 🙂

  10. Clare Hubbard
    May 28, 2017 / 8:22 am

    Tidying up toys but I’m sure they do it badly in purpose!

  11. Tracy Gladman
    May 28, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Washing & cooking

  12. Kaye
    May 28, 2017 / 12:36 am

    With putting toys away 🙂

  13. Danielle Pearce
    May 27, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    They love to help with the dusting xxxx

  14. Karen Dixon
    May 27, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Dusting and tidying away dishes

  15. christine westlake
    May 27, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    watering the garden- however although great fun they water themselves more than the plants!!!

  16. Rachael Mccadden
    May 27, 2017 / 8:18 am

    dusting and hoovering

  17. carol boffey
    May 26, 2017 / 1:14 pm


  18. Sheri Darby
    May 25, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    They help with the dusting & gardening

    May 24, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Grandson tidies his toys away, he’s not here long enough to do anything else

  20. May 22, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    Tidying toys away and putting things in the bin or recycling.

  21. Ella L
    May 22, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Archie is getting good at laying the table

  22. Hannah Scudder
    May 20, 2017 / 12:14 am

    He likes to do dusting with a cloth and will pick up his toys.

    May 19, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Tidying away their toys every bit helps !!

  24. Kim M
    May 19, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    My daughter used to like sweeping up outside x

  25. Samantha O'D
    May 19, 2017 / 10:13 am

    My 2 year old is more helpful than my older 2. She likes to sweep up

  26. Jemma Dwyer
    May 18, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    putting toys away and helps hoovering 🙂

  27. lynn neal
    May 18, 2017 / 11:50 am

    picking up toys, unpacking shopping and setting the table!

  28. Paula cheadle
    May 17, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    the girls like to help me cook, the bys just like to eat it

  29. Stacey McKernan
    May 17, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    My girls are old enough to help with the food prep, washing dishes, cleaning their rooms, dusting and hoovering.

  30. Rachel Butterworth
    May 17, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    My niece loves washing up and my nephews fight over the hoover.

  31. Stevie
    May 17, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    My niece loves to help out in the kitchen.

  32. Jennifer Roberts
    May 17, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    He potters about with whatever i do really but his favourite is putting the washing in the washing machine! He adores washing machines lol.

  33. Emma Louise Elliott
    May 17, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    I get my daughter to help put away her toys and dusting xxx

  34. Spencer Broadley
    May 17, 2017 / 8:21 am

    My son likes the vacuum cleaner

  35. Farhana Chowdhury
    May 16, 2017 / 10:12 pm


  36. Solange
    May 16, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Tidying away toys, dusting and hoovering.

  37. Jo Hutchings
    May 16, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    He helps to tidy up his toys and with putting the washing in to the washing machine and helping to hang it up when it’s done.

  38. Kerry Taylor
    May 16, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    My little boy is 2, and I basically get him to help with whatever I’m doing, so loading/unloading the washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer. He also loves sweeping the floor!

  39. judy kennedy
    May 16, 2017 / 11:44 am

    Putting things away

    May 16, 2017 / 10:42 am

    My grandson loves helping with the vacuuming

  41. stuart hargreaves
    May 16, 2017 / 7:48 am

    Hoovering I think its the noise they like

  42. May 16, 2017 / 5:20 am

    Getting my boy to do any kind of housework is pretty difficult but he does help me put the washing in the dryer!

  43. Tee Simpson
    May 15, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Tidying their toys and clearing their plates after dinner

  44. Lorna Ledger
    May 15, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Tidying , dusting, and putting the pots away, most things really 🙂

  45. Sam
    May 15, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    my son tidies up his own room – well sort of haha

  46. amy bondoc
    May 15, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    my four nephews and two neices live with me, they are responsible for putting things away once they are used but thats about it, they also have to clear the table after a meal and they take it in turns. my own daughter is 15, teenagers, her chore is to stop being so grumpy!!

  47. Emma
    May 15, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Tidy away their toys 🙂

  48. simon tutthill
    May 15, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    helping me cleaning the rooms

  49. Rachel
    May 15, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    My two lay and clear the table, help with sweeping up and are supposed to tidy away their own toys!

  50. Bridget Rayner
    May 15, 2017 / 7:41 am

    My grandson loves to wash up, it’s all the bubbles

  51. Karen Usher
    May 14, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Helping me clean their rooms after they have made a mess!!!!

    May 14, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    dusting 🙂

  53. Anthony Harrington
    May 14, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    tidying up, watering the plants and dusting

  54. laura stewart
    May 14, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    mopping the floor!

  55. abigail edkins
    May 14, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    sweeping the floor

  56. Andrea Fletcher
    May 14, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    My grandson likes to help tidy up his toys and helping to put the shopping away.

  57. Alice Dixon
    May 14, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    My eldest who is 4 loves to wash up and clean the car and my youngest aged 2 loves mopping the kitchen floor

  58. Harline Parkin
    May 14, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    My little grandson like to dust for me with a duster he loves to help dry the pots for a little pocket money

  59. May 14, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Very good at brushing the kitchen floor, without prompting! 🙂

  60. Karen Barrett
    May 14, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Everything! However, very industrious with a duster 🙂

  61. Ms Suan Watts
    May 14, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Clearing and wiping the table

  62. Carly Belsey
    May 14, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    My 2 year old helps me put her toys away in her room

  63. iain maciver
    May 14, 2017 / 12:04 pm


  64. Susan Smith
    May 14, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Clearing the table and and perhaps a bit of dusting

  65. Katie
    May 14, 2017 / 8:30 am

    Cooking, Hoovering and gardening

  66. Margaret GALLAGHER
    May 14, 2017 / 12:05 am

    Dusting and hoovering and clearing the table as well as a bit in the garden

  67. emma walters
    May 13, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    my boys love to help make tea, they take in turns most nights 🙂

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