Magic with Mouse and Mole
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Hardcover, 9780618759262, 48pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
Mouse and Mole are very excited. Minkus the Magnificent is in townONE SHOW ONLY!and they can’t wait to sit in the front row and see his tricks. After the abracadabras happen, though, something goes a bit wrongand Mole is very disappointed to discover that magic is sometimes not exactly what it seems. How will Mouse help her friend realize that there is magic happening right in front of their very eyes? Wong Herbert Yee gives readers another grand adventure with two best friends, Mouse and Mole, who, despite their different outlooks on life, manage to show each other that friendship itself is a magical event!
"Frequent, small frames resembling comic-book cells are sprinkled among the full-page illustrations, pulling the reader forward. Warm nighttime charcoal-and-gouache hues make the magic of Mouse's natural world warm and inviting to new readers." Kirkus, 9/15/07 Kirkus Reviews
"The plentiful charcoal pencil-and-gouche illustrations...imbue the moonlit nighttime scenes with appropriate mystery and wonder...[With] a grand finale sure to satisfy the audience." The Horn Book, Nov/Dec 2007 Horn Book
"[T]he artwork nicely reinforces the story's action, the closeness between friends, and shared wonder in nature's magic." Booklist 11/2007 Booklist, ALA
"Yee portrays Mole's vulnerability and Mouse's pragmatism with great sensitivity and humor." SLJ Jan 2007, School Library Journal, Starred review