Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse

Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse

Book - 1997
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The beloved Caldecott Honor book and Christopher Award winner about two unlikely friends who see each other for who they are inside.

Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled, thinks Alexander, and he wishes he could be a wind-up mouse too. In this gentle fable about a real mouse and a mechanical mouse, Leo Lionni explores the magic of friendship.

Originally published in 1969, the Caldecott Honor-winning Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.

"A delicate fantasy about friendship, illusrated with bold, sumptuous collages."-- The New York Times
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
ISBN: 9780394809144
Branch Call Number: JP Lionn
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 28 cm


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Aug 23, 2017

This is a timeless book about a little mouse who encounters a windup mouse, but really is a lesson about loneliness, acceptance and will leave readers feeling optimistic. Very nice book to read at bedtime. Great book for small children but also for older children who might be going through a phase where they wish they were like someone else but haven't discovered yet that who they are might be even better. A must for every home library.

Aug 29, 2015

A heart warming story.

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