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Whose Mouse Are You?
     

Whose Mouse Are You?

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by Robert Kraus, Jose Aruego (Illustrator)
 

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In a series of delightfully imaginary achievements, "nobody's mouse" transforms himself into the beloved hero of his mother, father, sister, and brand-new baby brother. In their very first collaboration, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Robert Kraus and Jose Aruego give charm and validity to one of childhood's more difficult experiences. Tender and catchy, Robert

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In a series of delightfully imaginary achievements, "nobody's mouse" transforms himself into the beloved hero of his mother, father, sister, and brand-new baby brother. In their very first collaboration, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Robert Kraus and Jose Aruego give charm and validity to one of childhood's more difficult experiences. Tender and catchy, Robert Kraus's rhyming text, combined with Jose Aruego's large, vibrantly clever illustrations, makes for a storytime classic. This happy picture book is brusting with wit, tenderness, and joyful ingenuity.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Also celebrating an anniversary--its 30th--is Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus, illus. by Jose Aruego. Minimalist art and memorable text are more than the sum of its parts: "Whose mouse are you?/ Nobody's mouse./ Where is your mother?/ Inside a cat," it begins forlornly, but reverses into a joyful ending, with the mouse reuniting his far-flung family and gaining a new brother. (S&S, $17 40p ages 3-7 ISBN 0-689-84052-7; Sept.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Kirkus Reviews The quintessential picture books can't be plotted out or put into any other words; ergo,"Whose mouse are you?/Nobody's mouse./Where is your mother?/Inside a cat./Where is your father?/Caught in a trap..." But that's all we'll tell you — the ending is too good to give away...

School Library Journal ...[O]ne of the simplest — and best — picture boks to come along in years...

The Horn Book ...[A] story-hour treat...

Booklist ...[A]n absolute charmer...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689711428
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
12/28/1986
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
259,926
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
10L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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Kirkus Reviews The quintessential picture books can't be plotted out or put into any other words; ergo,"Whose mouse are you?/Nobody's mouse./Where is your mother?/Inside a cat./Where is your father?/Caught in a trap..." But that's all we'll tell you — the ending is too good to give away...

School Library Journal ...[O]ne of the simplest — and best — picture boks to come along in years...

The Horn Book ...[A] story-hour treat...

Booklist ...[A]n absolute charmer...

Meet the Author

Robert Kraus, New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist, created numerous classic picture books for very young children, including Leo the Late Bloomer and Milton the Early Riser.

Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have illustrated many books together — he draws the outlines and designs the pages; she paints the illustrations. Aruego, a native of the Philippines, was a lawyer before becoming an illustrator, and now lives in New York City. Dewey was born in Chicago and also lives in New York City.

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Whose Mouse Are You 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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This is a book I read to my son who is now 30 years old. We lost the book somewhere in a move, and now I am going to replace it and buy two more copies -- one for my son and one for my grandson! It is a joyous read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son absolutely loves this book and it's the first one he requests each night. We started reading it when he was three and he still loves it at age seven.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the first time I had this book read to me I was probably 3 years old. Well, I'm on my way to my 30th birthday, and still remember how much I loved this book as a child. The illustration as well as the thought behind the book were both extremely memorable. I hope someday that there will be other books with the same meaning behind them as this wonderful childhood memory has for me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom read this book to me growing up and sometimes she will ask me, 'Whose mouse are you?' I answer, 'My mommy's mouse. I'm brand new!' This is a great book to read to children that are just learning words and phonetics. Along with 'Goodnight Moon', it belongs in any pre-schooler's collection.