Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse: (Reissue; Caldecott Honor Book) (Hardcover)
The beloved Caldecott Honor book and Christopher Award winner about two unlikely friends who see each other for who they are inside. Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled, thinks Alexander, and he wishes he could be a wind-up mouse too. In this gentle fable about a real mouse and a mechanical mouse, Leo Lionni explores the magic of friendship. Originally published in 1969, the Caldecott Honor-winning Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers. "A delicate fantasy about friendship, illusrated with bold, sumptuous collages."--The New York Times
About the Author
LEO LIONNI wrote and illustrated more than 40 picture books, including four Caldecott Honor books: Inch by Inch, Swimmy, Frederick, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.
"A delicate fantasy about friendship, illustrated with bold, sumptuous collages." —The New York Times
"Eye-catching, boldly colored collages illustrate this classic 'grass is always greener' story in which a live mouse is envious of his mechanical counterpart." —Booklist