Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

Mr. Maxwell's Mouse Cover

Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

By Frank Asch; Devin Asch (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, Hardcover, 9781553374862, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2004

Mr. Maxwell is one contented cat. He has just been promoted. And what better way to celebrate than by going to his favorite restaurant, the Paw and Claw? He decides to live a little and order the house specialty --- a live mouse. When the headwaiter asks if they should kill the mouse, Mr. Maxwell says that isn't necessary. He knows the Paw and Claw's mice are bred for politeness But this particular live mouse can't keep quiet --- would Mr. Maxwell like to add a little salt? Or order a glass of wine? Would he mind saying a little prayer before eating? My, what a bold and wordy mouse Mr. Maxwell hopes the mouse doesn't give him indigestion ...Richly illustrated and full of surprises. Mr. Maxwell's Mouse is a David-and-Goliath story with claws, whiskers and tails.

About the Author
Frank Asch, a graduate of Cooper Union, has written more than eighty children s books, among them the bestselling classics featuring Moonbear and Baby Bear; Russian National Book Award recipient "Here Comes the Cat"; and Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Golden Award winner "Like a Windy Day". Mr. Asch lives in Hawaii.

Devin Asch is an illustrator and photojournalist. He divides his time between LA and Hawaii.