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  Letter to Mrs Mouse from 'Growing Up'
by Audrey Coatesworth
Friday, December 10, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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This poem for children, Letter to Mrs Mouse, is from 'Growing Up' by Dr Audrey Coatesworth( see signed books). It is a metaphorical story based on a real 'mouse'- about respecting other people's property.Read to children, but don't explain - let the poem give the message.

To listen to a song from this poem or sing along with the song - go to SING ALONG at the website Primary School Poems created for children by Audrey Coatesworth

Music by Toby Huelin ( as a young teenager he used the name Jamie Izak) and sung by Ella.

Picture painted by David S Earnshaw - eldest brother of the author.

Letter To Mrs Mouse

Mrs Mouse could I request

You do not use my home

Please keep out of all my rooms

Where you’re not free to roam


When you ran along the pipes

In my room the other night

I nearly fell out of bed

You gave me such a fright


I thought the cupboard was secure

But yet you made me jump

When I opened up the door

And I gave my head a bump


The apples in the larder

That I placed upon the shelf

Are not put there for you to eat

I want them for myself


Your habits quite disgust me

You smell and you‘re not clean

You may be called a field mouse

But I don’t know where you’ve been


If you will stay out of doors

You can use the garden shed

In winter it will keep you warm

And I will give you bread.


I will not use a mouse trap

I could not hurt you like that

But if you don’t heed my word

I might just get a cat !

Poem copyright ACoatesworth 2007 








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Reviewed by pat medlin 12/12/2013
cute write...a chuckler for sure
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 12/10/2010
super clever. ~ Morgan
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 12/10/2010
Such clever work!
Best Wishes,
Reviewed by Linden Brough 12/10/2010
Having read the poem Audrey, I visited your children's website and really liked it. I share your vision of supporting children's practice and understanding of morality, this is what makes them happy and will make the world a brighter place. Great contribution!
Be well and happy!
Reviewed by steve Chering 12/10/2010
I had a pet Rat once called 'Pee-Pooh' (true)funny critters they.
So I loved the bounce of this crazy poem/song.
I'ts great to read. I'll make up my own humm.....humm.....hum...hummmmmmmmmmm.
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