From Publishers Weekly
The beloved Whose Mouse Are You? has a sequel! This newest work is in vivid color, with amusing and delightfully detailed paintings. "Where are you going, little mouse?" "As far from home as I can go," he replies. He sets off on a quest as we glimpse a saddened, lonely family of mice. Little mouse moans: "They don't love me. They won't miss me." He wants another, more exciting family that will fulfill his fantasies of unlimited attention, food, fun and adventure, but soon realizes that home is best after all. "By the way they kiss and hug me I can tell they really love me. I love them too." This wonderfully understated picture book resonates with emotions deeply felt by young children: rejection, elation, reconciliation, comfort, love. Fifteen years was much too long to wait for this gem.
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K A satisfying, reassuring picture book. Little Mouse, of Whose Mouse Are You? (Macmillan, 1972), is unloved by everyone in his familyor so he believes. The only thing to do is to run away from home to find a more appreciative mother, father, brother and, certainly, sister. As he crosses mountains and oceans, deserts and jungles, Little Mouse discovers that he truly misses them. All are happily reunited after a frantic call from a nearby telephone booth, and Little Mouse knows from their hugs and kisses that they missed him, too. The story and cartoon pictures complement each other beautifully, with familiar childhood feelings of occasional rejection, excitement of adventure into the unknown and the final reassurance of family love. Pages are bright with color, detailed with expressive movement and feeling. Each page is a delight for young readers and listeners. Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, Ohio
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