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Who Goes There?by Karma Wilson
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andlt;Bandgt;Cozy up to this tender tale about overcoming fears and finding friendship, from the andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling author of andlt;Iandgt;Bear Snores Onandlt;/Iandgt;.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Lewis Mouse is preparing his nest for winter. It is cozy and it is warm, and yet something is missing. All of a suddenand#8212;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;SCRITCH, SCRATCH, TAP, TAP, TAP!andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Lewis hears the scariest noises! Who can be making those sounds? He uses his bravest voice to shout, and#8220;WHO GOES THERE?and#8221; and scare off whoever it is. But could it be that he has nothing to be afraid of? Perhaps whoever is making the noise might make Lewisand#8217;s home even cozier!
"'My nest is warm,' thinks Lewis the mouse, sitting all alone in his furnished tree hole as winter approaches. 'My nest is cozy. But something is missing. What could it be?' The answer, most readers will readily guess, is companionship, which materializes in the form of a friendly mouse named Joy at story's end. It's a surprisingly slight and familiar tale from Wilson (Bear Says Thanks), built on a rather creaky structure of strange noises — 'scritch scratch tap tap tap' — and mistaken perceptions: the sounds that Lewis think are harbingers of a fierce predator are actually Joy building a nest on another side of the tree. Meanwhile, the 'bellowing' that Joy believes is an equally 'enormous and frightful' creature is just Lewis's attempt to defend life and limb from imagined dangers. While steady tension pulls the story forward, it's really more of a showcase for Currey's (When the World Was Waiting for You) handsome watercolor-and-ink drawings, which portray both actual nature and anthropomorphized animal life in the classic British style. Ages 4 — 8. Author's agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Shannon Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Cozy up to this tender tale about overcoming fears and finding friendship, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bear Snores On.
Lewis Mouse is preparing his nest for winter. It is cozy and it is warm, and yet something is missing. All of a sudden—
SCRITCH, SCRATCH, TAP, TAP, TAP!
Lewis hears the scariest noises! Who can be making those sounds? He uses his bravest voice to shout, “WHO GOES THERE?” and scare off whoever it is. But could it be that he has nothing to be afraid of? Perhaps whoever is making the noise might make Lewis’s home even cozier!
About the Author
Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books for Simon andamp; Schuster, including the Bear series and andlt;iandgt;Where Is Home, Little Pip?andlt;/iandgt; Karma lives in Idaho.Anna Currey is the author and illustrator of several books, including andlt;iandgt;The Christmas Unicornandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Truffleand#8217;s Christmasandlt;/iandgt;. She also illustrated andlt;iandgt;One Ted Falls Out of Bedandlt;/iandgt;, written by Julia Donaldson; andlt;iandgt;The Macmillan Book of Nursery Rhymesandlt;/iandgt;; and andlt;iandgt;When the World Is Ready for Bedandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;When the World Was Waiting for Youandlt;/iandgt;, both written by Gillian Shields. Anna lives in England.
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