Amos & Boris (Paperback)
Square Fish, 9780312535667, 28pp.
Publication Date: June 23, 2010
Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sail the sea and finds himself in extreme need of rescue. And there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life at sea and Amos has gone back to life on dry land, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.
Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.
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“There is no question that Steig’s affectionately witty pictures and perfectly complementary narration make this a durable picture book friendship.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The book is funny and earnest, pellucid and profound.”—The New York Times Book Review
* “A simple, matter-of-fact story about the friendship between a mouse and a whale. . . . Lovely watercolor pictures and a funny, well-written text which presents its plot coincidences in tongue-in-cheek manner fit together admirably in this faintly Aesopian tale.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review