Children's Book with Plush Christmas Tree Ornament
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK TO SPREAD KINDNESS AND AID CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD. The Mouse in the Hammock, A Christmas Tale is a 10"x10" hard back illustrated children's book accompanied by your very own 4" felt mouse and hammock that hang in your Christmas tree beautifully delivered in a decorative box.
Christmas is coming!
No time to dilly-dally!
All the grownups are busy taking care of the BIG things: the parties, the food, the presents.
But who will take care of the little things?
Why, someone very little, of course!
Every year, our little mouse is busy taking care of all the small things that bring joy.
He makes the ornaments all shiny, he tucks baby Jesus into the manger, he brings marshmallows for our hot cocoa; sometimes we even find him taste testing the cookies!
Why a mouse?
Like many other parents, I felt that my children had started to believe Christmas was about getting presents and me, me, me….
As parents, we want to teach our children to care for others and to learn that even a small gesture of kindness can make a great difference to someone else. After all, isn’t Christmas about the joy of giving?
How can we teach a 5-year-old to give when they feel so little?
So, at Christmas, a little caring and generous mouse, who sleeps in a hammock, appears on our tree and scurries around the house doing good deeds…
Our Family Story
’Tis the night before Christmas, And all through the house Not a creature is stirring Except one little mouse...
The original Mouse in the Hammock has been a family heirloom for generations. It’s a highly treasured Christmas tree decoration. It has brightened up our Christmas trees for years and I love the idea that it will continue to do so for children all over the world.
Did you know that small things can make a BIG difference? We truly believe that!
You might not realize it, but by simply buying this book you have done something BIG.
You have made a BIG difference to the children from the Maison des Enfant de Dieu (House of the Children of the Lord), an orphanage in Haiti that is home to over 60 children who have, sadly, lost everything. We believe that every child needs a safe place to sleep and an education so a portion of the proceeds from your book purchase goes to them.
Click below to learn more about Maison des Enfant de Dieu
Handmade at our Fair-Trade factory in Nepal
These artisans have lovingly made your mouse and his little hammock, in return for fair wages, education and health care for themselves as well as their children.
Our family has found a new tradition in getting this book. We have four kids ages 2-9 and they all love this book! It tells about a mouse and even though he is small the things he does are important. It doesn’t matter the size of a person or good deed because all people matter. We also ordered the woolen mouse in the hammock to go along with the book. At the back of the book it explains how women in Nepal make the woolen mouse and proceeds from that mouse go back to them. We definitely recommend this book and the corresponding mouse.
Really enjoyed reading this with my little ones. It's such a sweet tale and it made us feel very festive as well as looking forward to Christmas already!
I loved the added extras at the end- the poem and the details behind the story!
I LOVE the illustrations too, so bright and colourful and really brought the magic of Christmas to life. Such a sweet book.
This book is just the sweetest most precious book we have seen in a while! I bought one for our children and for other little kids who are close to our hearts! It’s a beautiful reminder that you are never too small to make a big difference! Love it!!!
“The Mouse in the Hammock, A Christmas Tale” is a sweet story that helps to bring the focus back to what the true meaning of Christmas really is - Jesus and doing for others! 🎄 The message that you’re never too little to make a big difference is simple, meaningful, and easy for our little ones to apply. 🐭🥰 And seeing the “pay it forward” and “give back” impacts at the end of the book are so sweet! We love that by purchasing this book we are not only able to teach our children a beautiful message, but also make an impact by helping to provide dignified jobs in Nepal and help provide for the children in the Haitian orphanage. 🌎♥️🌏 Mouse and his hammock are super cute and we can’t wait to hang ours in the tree. And who knows...our little Mouse and his hammock might need to stay out all year round! ♥️🐭🎄
My 5 year old son is obsessed with the mouse ornament and the story! He makes up stories every morning about what the mouse did that night and he thinks the mouse ate his apple slices the other day, lol! He thinks he left them too close to the tree and mouse thought they were for him. I didn't tell him his sister did it ;-)
Move over Elf on the Shelf - make way for this precious little Mouse in the Hammock! Sweet story, good message, beautifully illustrated, and a cute fairtrade, handmade ornament that gives back! It’s a win, win!
I bought two of these book and mouse doll sets for Christmas as gifts. It is good story to encourage children to be little helpers. I was also pleased to learn that some of the money from the purchase is used to support orphanages in Haiti, and to fund fair pay for work for women in India.
Such a sweet book! Perfect for all families during the holidays. I love the idea of a helper instead of a mess maker.
Christmas is coming! No time to dilly-dally!
- All the grownups are busy taking care of the BIG things: the parties, the food, the presents. But who will take care of the little things?
Night after night, my mission continues.
- I gather the kids’ wish lists......
- Oops! The house is too dark For Santa to see. Mouse zips to the lights and plugs in the tree.
Available Now for Pre-purchase!
- The Mouse in the Hammock, A Christmas Tale, shipping late November.
Original Mouse in the Hammock
- Our family's 2009 Mouse in the Hammock