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A Mouse Called Wolf Paperback – March 16, 1999
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"An appealing beginning-chapter book for young readers... and a surefire read-aloud." -- School Library Journal
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This is a charming story about a mouse who discovers he can sing, in the process saving his sibling mice from the cat in the house and becoming the companion of elderly Mrs. Honeybee who teaches Wolf new songs on her piano.
It's a simple and appealing story line, but I applaud Dick King-Smith for tackling two subjects not usually found in children's literature. On the one hand he skillfully interweaves musical terms and concepts, and on the other hand he paints a sympathetic portrait of the life of an elderly widow living alone.
This delightful tale should be welcome in the home of musical families or where children need a glimpse into the life of a lonely senior citizen. The adult readers of this story will have many private chuckles over the tunes Mrs. Honeybee chooses to teach her singing mouse: everything from the Beatles' "Help!" to showtunes such as "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'."
So far this year I have read the entire Mercy Watson Series by Kate DiCamillo, "The Trouble with Chickens " by Doreen Cronin, "Socks" by Beverly Cleary, "Gooseberry Park" by Cynthia Rylant and "A Mouse Called Wolf" by Dick King-Smith. I know my audience fairly well, and knew they would love "A Mouse Called Wolf." They clapped every day when my reading time was up, walked up to me to find out if there were more books about Wolf, wanted to see the book, and basically wouldn't let me out of the room!
This is a kind and gentle book about a tiny mouse named Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse (nicknamed Wolf) and an elderly woman who find joy and friendship in music. Buy this book and read it aloud to your favorite group of children. You will have a grand time with this book!
As an aside, the layout of the book and the fonts and font sizes used made the book a pleasure to read from. The illustrations are also quite nice, simple, and appropriate.
What I like about this book:That the mouse learns to play the piano and cheers up the lady.
What I dislike about this book:Nothing that I can think of.
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My 9 year old grandson and I read this together -we both enjoyed it--it's a keeper!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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