My Hero

My Hero

by Ingrid Schubert, Dieter Schubert
     
 

High up on a branch Mouse sits with a Mousegirl trying to impress her with his love and devotion. ""My love,"" he tells her ""has no barriers. Nothing can keep me away from you..."" and so on. He describes one scenario after another in which he would surmount a great difficulty in order to be with her. Enthralled, she encourages him with her questions, ""Then what

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High up on a branch Mouse sits with a Mousegirl trying to impress her with his love and devotion. ""My love,"" he tells her ""has no barriers. Nothing can keep me away from you..."" and so on. He describes one scenario after another in which he would surmount a great difficulty in order to be with her. Enthralled, she encourages him with her questions, ""Then what?"" and ""What would you do?"" and ""Would you have the courage?"" to imagine greater and greater difficulties and more and more daring and impressive feats.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Mouse and his "Mousegirl" sit in the tree together while he tells her all the risks he will take to prove his devotion to her. While he promises to brave mountains, deserts, and oceans, their tree branch breaks, leaving them in a compromising position involving a large cat. Now Mouse must deliver, and he saves Mousegirl by enticing the cat to chase after him instead-to what end, readers will never know. Effective watercolor illustrations manage to depict these rough and raw mice (complete with wiry fur and torn ears) in a funny and appealing way. However, the sharp contrast between the scruffily illustrated figures and their mushy dialogue is where the comedy ends. Many children will be put off by all the sappy proclamations of Mouse's love for his sweetheart, while others will be dissatisfied with the abrupt ending that leaves the hero's fate undetermined. Meanwhile, adults looking for books representing strong female characters will need to look elsewhere as this Mousegirl is completely dependent on her man.-Julie Roach, Watertown Free Public Library, MA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932425109
Publisher:
Lemniscaat USA
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
1 - 6 Years

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