Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
(Reissue; Caldecott Honor Book)
By Leo Lionni
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780394809144, 40pp.
Publication Date: November 1969
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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, 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