Synopses & Reviews
In this wordless book, an industrious mouse creates an entire alphabet out of sticks. Although the building materials are inclined to fall, roll, spring back, topple over, and collapse, with comical results, the mouse perseveres. Young children just getting to know letter forms will delight in seeing the familiar shapes emerge and will share the mouse's satisfactions as the ambitious alphabet project reaches a successful conclusion. The ink-and-watercolor illustrations form a tiny world children will want to return to again and again.
About the Author
Jim Arnosky, a renowned naturalist, is the author and illustrator of many books for children about animals and nature, including the popular Crinkleroot books. He lives in South Ryegate, Vermont.