Max, Mouse and the Doll’s House Review and Giveaway

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Our latest book we have been reading is called Max, Mouse and the Doll’s House by Christine Johnson. Now I’m reading to two of them. Baby dottie is more alert now as she’s growing at nearly 9 weeks old, and baby girl is taking lots of interest in books now. I often see her sitting down with a book, chatting away to herself and pointing at the pictures.

Before you get to our review, here is a little bit about Max, Mouse and the Doll’s House….

Max, Mouse and the Doll's House

Book Description

Max is a little boy who loves to stay at his Nani’s house and play with the doll’s house, which his Nani played with as a child. Little did Max know that when he went to sleep that night, the doll’s house would come to life.

Max learns that the cellar door of the doll’s house leads to the jungle and that Charlie, the chimpanzee, has lost his parents and sister at the chimpanzees’ tea party. Max and Mouse agree to help him go back to the jungle to find his family and with the help of Seb, the snake; Ollie, the elephant; and Edward, the eagle, they embark on a dangerous jungle adventure to find Charlie’s family.

Together, they must look after each other, as the jungle can be a scary place.

Can they reunite Charlie with his parents and sister?

Can Max and Mouse return safely to the doll’s house, or is it all a dream?

Max is a little boy who loves to stay at his Nani’s house and play with the doll’s house, which his Nani played with as a child.Little did Max know that when he went to sleep that night, the doll’s house would come to life.Max learns that the cellar door of the doll’s house leads to the jungle and that Charlie, the chimpanzee, has lost his parents and sister at the chimpanzees’ tea party.Max and Mouse agree to help him go back to the jungle to find his family and with the help of Seb, the snake; Ollie, the elephant; and Edward, the eagle, they embark on a dangerous jungle adventure to find Charlie’s family.Together, they must look after each other, as the jungle can be a scary place.Can they reunite Charlie with his parents and sister? Can Max and Mouse return safely to the doll’s house, or is it all a dream?

Our Review

We really enjoyed this book. It took us a few days to get through as it’s got quite a lot of words for a children’s book. In fact I would say it’s one for an adult to read to a younger child. The story is probably more suited to the upper age range of the book so 7-8 year olds. Younger ages can still enjoy it a few pages at a time to be read to.

I love the illustrations by Matt Buckingham, they are simple but lots of fun. It would have been better if they were in colour and maybe in later editions this can be done. The front cover shows how bright they could be inside the book.

We adored the character of Max. He is a smart, full of ideas little boy who is very helpful and kind. I’ve always been a fan of books that take you into another world, in this case through the cellar door in the doll’s house, and when the main character wakes up they cannot tell if it’s a dream or was real.

A great bedtime story that is perfect to read over a few nights.

I’m giving Max, Mouse and the Doll’s House by Christine Johnson 4 out of 5 stars purely for the lack of colour on the illustrations inside the book. Otherwise it would have got 5 out of 5 from us.

Max, Mouse and the Doll's House by Christine Johnson

Book Details

Max, Mouse and the Doll's House by Christine Johnson

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Giveaway

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*We were given a copy of Max, Mouse and the Doll’s House by Christine Johnson in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

23 Comments

  1. Lynn Neal
    July 15, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    I would like to win this for my grandchildren!

  2. Tee Simpson
    July 15, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    I would love to win for my daughter.

  3. Adrian Bold
    July 15, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    I would love to win this for my partners daughter.

  4. Tammy Neal
    July 15, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    For my niece x

  5. Jeanette Leighton
    July 15, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    My daughter Sheriah 5

  6. carol boffey
    July 15, 2018 / 9:40 am

    lovely giveaway

  7. sheri Darby
    July 13, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    My daughter would love this

  8. Michelle Ferguson
    July 13, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    I would love to win this for my nephew

  9. amanda w
    July 12, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    my son and daughter would love this! 🙂

  10. paula cheadle
    July 8, 2018 / 11:42 pm

    one of my granddaughter’s

  11. amanda walsh
    July 8, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    For my bookworm daughter, she will love it

  12. janine atkin
    July 5, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    id love this for my niece

  13. Rachael Sexey
    July 1, 2018 / 7:35 am

    My daughter Ava

  14. Sally Collingwood
    June 24, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    This would be more my granddaughter Violet

  15. claire woods
    June 24, 2018 / 9:46 am

    I’d love to win for my niece.

  16. Christine Lockley
    June 21, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    I’d love to win for my grand-daughter, she’s showing a real love of reading and it would be great to nurture it

  17. Ruth Harwood
    June 20, 2018 / 7:26 am

    great for my bestie’s little one!

  18. Karen Barrett
    June 19, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Perfect for my grandchildren, thank you

  19. Lindsey stuart
    June 19, 2018 / 11:42 am

    I would love to win this story book for my little girl Heidi please, It looks bright and exciting! 🙂 We love reading.

  20. Tracy Nixon
    June 19, 2018 / 4:51 am

    For my daughter thank you x

  21. iain maciver
    June 18, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    for my nephew and niece

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