Little mouse with a house

August 19, 2010

Mice aren’t normally my thing.  I steer well clear of anything remotely rodent related including cartoon rodents.  But today I came across a mouse that I loved.  It’s made by Maileg, yet another super imaginative Danish company, and it’s a mouse house.  A mouse house with a roof designed to look like cheese, a matchbox bed complete with stuffed mattress, pillow and knitted blanket.  For daytime fun the mouse (you can choose boy or girl mouse) has a cotton reel table with tablecloth, chair, teapot and tea cup.  And the doorway even has a little bell and crocheted doormat.  It’s these tiny details that really appealed as they’re great for encouraging a lot of imaginative play.

Before you look at the picture, there’s a bit of bad news.  This seems to be out of stock in most places.  However I did find one site selling it but their remaining stock are seconds.  I wouldn’t normally post on seconds but this was too good not to share.  Have a look at their description and see what you think – it cost £39 + £3.95 delivery (cheaper than the normal price as they’re seconds). It’s suitable from 3 years on.

3 years old toy mouse

Alternatively there are some other lovely mice in matchboxes also by maileg.  The mice come with a matchbox containing mattress, pillow and blanket. You get a choice of boy or girl mouse and small or large.   The small set costs £13.95 and the large £19.95 + £3.95 delivery. While still delightful, the greatest appeal for me is the serious imagination encouraging detail in the mouse house.

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