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Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Mighty mouse tale sure to tickle kids of all ages.

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With its soft yet vibrant colors, retro print style, and characters that look like throwbacks to the '40s or '50s, this book has a classic look to it. But the story is new, and quite unique and captivating. MARY AND THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE AND MARY is the story of a two-way relationship that grows and changes over two different generations. The scenery changes as the characters grow up, move away, and then have families of their own -- the look of the '50s gives way to the '60s, '70s, and so on.

Readers of all ages will appreciate the detailed illustrations rendered in pen and ink, watercolor and gouache. They will have fun finding the parallels in the worlds of the little girl and mouse, and love the friendly curiosity that draws the two of them together.

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