Synopses & Reviews
Charles is a mouse of few words. He doesn’t like to talk, and he’s perfectly happy playing by himself. But his parents are not happy. “It’s time he played football or joined the ballet,” says Charles’s father. So off Charles goes to ballet class, where he curls up and pretends to be asleep. Football proves even less successful. Will anything bring Charles out of his shell?
“A nicely told fable as helpful for their parents as for shy children in need of respect.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Wells has a time-tested talent for taking a keenly felt emotion—in this case shyness—and exploring it in a manner that is reassuring to young listeners.”
This classic tale now has an updated look. Charles is a mouse of few words, but he's perfectly happy playing all by himself. But his parents are not happy, and decide it's time that Charles plays football or joins the ballet. But Charles doesn't take to either. Will anything bring Charles out of his shell? Full-color illustrations.
The Rosemary Wells classic tale of a shy mouse gets an updated look. "A nicely told fable as helpful for their parents as for shy children in need of respect".--"The New York Times Book Review". Full color.