by Karen B., May 19, 2008 12:41 PM
I had a blue mouse named Mousie (that was her everyday name; her full name had to do with being the Queen of Blueberry Land, but the specifics are lost to me now). Mousie developed a discolored tummy from my childhood nosebleeds, and a squashed sideways nose from being hugged, suffocation-style, to my chest all night long. She had a blue flowered hat glued to her head, until my mother performed surgery to remove it. Then Mousie went through a long recuperation period consisting of wet paper towels swaddling her head (when the hat was taken away, there remained a good deal of hard, unsightly glue, which looked quite like a wound). My Mousie isn't in this book, but equally adorable, weird, and heart-squeezing stories and pictures make this approximately the best book ever.