Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

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Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

(Caldecott Honor Book)

By Leo Lionni

Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780394829111, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 1974

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."

About the Author
Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 picture books, including four Caldecott Honor Books. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise For Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

"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