• Title: Mr. McMouse
  • Author: Leo Lionni
  • ISBN: 9780679838906
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mr McMouse Overnight city mouse Timothy becomes a little man And when he runs away to the country the other mice are not so sure he s really one of them until Timothy rescues the others from a hungry cat A mas
    Overnight, city mouse Timothy becomes a little man And when he runs away to the country, the other mice are not so sure he s really one of them until Timothy rescues the others from a hungry cat A masterly blend of fable and collage from the bestselling author of Frederick and Swimmy Full color illustrations.

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    1. Fleeing the city after suddenly waking up to find he has part human part mouse (instead of all Mouse!), Timothy finds himself drawn back to his ancestral roots in the country. When he gets there, a helpful mouse welcomes him but states that in order to be accepted, he must undergo several simple trials. What begins as a fascinating Kafka-esque idea (yes, Kafka-esque) seems to lose the plot somewhat near the end (what was it that Timothy gained through being human?) but the story has a nice endin [...]

    2. This was a good book for kids. We have only read it once and I didnt quite get why "Mr. McMouse" no longer went by Timothy, but I guess the description here says that he grew up. Maybe we missed a page, but that could really confuse a kid!We have been reading longer books recently and my toddler just doesn't stay interested. He lost interest in this with about 5 pages left.I did like the message that different people have different skills and abilities that are helpful to a group. Like, you don' [...]

    3. Genre: Modern FantasyRecommended grade level: Early Primary/ Primary The message in this book is being different and celebrating your different abilities, which could be tied into so many different lessons. I really love Lionni's illustrations, but the book ended with me still having questions.

    4. Well. it's Lionni and the pictures are certainly beautiful and it's a moral tale with a happy ending but I guess I just don't get the beginning. So Timothy was a vain city mouse who suddenly woke up one day and suddenly didn't look like himself anymore so he ran and ran until he came to the country where he encountered field mice who had no problem telling he was a mouse. Ok. Just seems like I'm missing something there.

    5. I'm not sure what makes this an Irish story, other than the shamrock on the front and the mouse's new name. But for the third time in a week, we were disappointed to learn that a book we'd borrowed from the library had pages missing. This book was missing pages from the end, so we're not entirely sure what happens. Overall it was a cute story, though not perhaps Mr. Leoni's best.

    6. I'm not really sure how this book got published. The story felt really disjointed and the ending totally threw me for a loop. I had expected something vastly different and was left completely unsatisfied. I would have liked more closure. I would not recommend this book.*Taken from my book reviews blog: reviewsatmse/2009

    7. Overnight, city mouse Timothy becomes a little man. And when he runs away to the country, the other mice are not so sure he's really one of them--until Timothy rescues the others from a hungry cat. A masterly blend of fable and collage from the bestselling author of Frederick and Swimmy. Full-color illustrations. Not a clear story promise.Tale City Mouse/Country Mouse

    8. Timothy, a city mouse, runs to the field and sees country mice, which causes fear for both parties. Spinny decides to call Timothy Mister McMouse. Timothy does not like the berries that field mice eat and would rather have a cab than run. They escape the cat and Timothy earns an Honorary Field Mouse License while Spinny ears a medal for bravery.

    9. This book is about a city mouse that got lost in the country. He was met by some country mice and he was requested to do pass some tests if he wanted to stay in the country. The story has alittle humor but I didn't really understand what the story was truly about.I liked the illustrations as they were kind of simple and childfriendly.

    10. A city mouse is frightened by his reflection and escapes to the woods. There is a linkage to the classic city mouse tale here. He is accepted into the field mice group, but to remain, he has to pass a test. He fails the first parts miserably, but shows cunning and bravery when the cat appears so is accepted after all.

    11. I love the illustration style, but the book just doesn't make sense to me. I kept thinkg, "Wait, what?"

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