The humble little mouse has been both pest and pal to many of us. A member of the rodent family, the mouse is a favorite character of storybooks, folklore and fable. Whether perceived as a pesky rodent, or fun-loving little mammal, the mouse has made an indelible mark on human history and culture. Mouse bookends and other replications of the mouse often portray them as whimsical creatures of myth and mischief.
The moral of fables such as the city mouse and the country mouse have endured for thousands of years. The hickory-dickory tale of the Three Blind Mice is just one example of how mice appear in children’s music. Often depicted as little troublemakers or as helpmates to other creatures, mice are a favorite subject of cartoons and animated films. Though a close cousin to the rat, the mouse does not seem to suffer from the same bad reputation heaped on its larger relative.
Whether they are named Mickey, Stuart, Blabber or Annette, cartoons and animated films have been very kind to these furry little rodents. Decorative bookends of all sorts feature some these very famous characters. Mouse bookends are a great way to decorate a room for kids.