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Ryan, Pam Munoz.
New York : Scholastic, 2001
IL K-3, RL 3.2
ISBN 0439183030
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"When there's room in the heart, there's room in the house, except for a mouse" Rosa Maria's mother had always said. Rosa Maria did something different every day for a week to get ready for her youngest grandchild's birthday party. Every night she would set a mousetrap but the next night it would be gone. Rosa Maria thought that she had just forgotten because she was old and would set another mousetrap. The day of Catalina's birthday party all her family came over to Rosa Maria's house and ate. Then they went outside to break the piñata. As they went to break it Rosa Maria forgot she didn't put the candy in the piñata but when it broke candy fell out. She was puzzled but glad Catalina had a great birthday. Then she saw signs of mice and thought maybe was it possible she had help? She then realized that the saying her mom always said was "When there's room in the heart, there's room in the house, even for a mouse."  (Allie Nowlin,, college student)
SUBJECTS:     Mice -- Fiction.
                        Grandmothers -- Fiction.
                        Birthdays -- Fiction.
                        Parties -- Fiction.
                        Mexico -- Fiction.

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