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Family Life, Mice and Squirrels, Individuality
Robert Kraus poses some leading questions and skillfully guides "Mouse" to answers that culminate in a decidedly satisfying ending. Mouse's experience unfolds with the validity and charm of a nursery rhyme, and his reaction to one of childhood's harsher experiences will add gayety and meaning to any story hour. The result is a happy picture book, illustrated by Jose Aruego with wit, tenderness and joyful ingenuity.