Three friends, Dog, Cat, and Mouse, live happily—or so they think—in their beach hut by the sea until one night a mysterious Stranger, bearing gifts from the Winds of Change Trading Company, blows into their little world and turns it upside down. Soon Dog, Cat, and Mouse are fighting with each other. Is the foxy Stranger a troublemaker or does he mean well? And will Dog, Cat, and Mouse ever be happy again?
Children will find this thought-provoking picture book of true friendship from award-winning Mini Grey, author of Traction Man Is Here! and Traction Man Meets Turbodog, deeply satifying, a story they'll want to hear—and discuss—again and again.
About the Author
MINI GREY is the author/artist of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning picture book Traction Man Is Here! and its sequel, Traction Man Meets Turbodog. The books received five and six starred reviews, respectively. Her quirky, off-the-wall humor can also be seen in The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be, Ginger Bear, and Egg Drop.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought the artwork in this book was interesting, but a little dark, which I suppose does match content of the story because at the beginning of the book, the characters are unhappy, even though they are not aware of there unhappiness. The art picks up a little near the end when their lives change.
I love Mini Gray and her books. She has won several honors and and has a gift for writing stories. I will always look for Mini Gray.
My grandchildren live in 5 different States. One way I've found to stay close to them is to read to them over cassette tapes. I've sent each of them a recorder, and I read books to them each a couple of times a year. I chose this book in my recent batch for my soon-to-be 4 yr. old granson. It was a great hit! This darling book takes place by the ocean...so special! And with a gentle moral about entertaining strangers who may make us see what we're doing, it is beautifully told and beautifully illustrated. All ends well when the smart and wiley fox leaves the three friends alone again...and they have learned some valuable lessons from his visit. My grandson loves an adventure story and a funny one, too. This great little book meets both those criteria!