Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse by Leo Lionni


Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled, thinks Alexander, and he wishes he could be a wind-up mouse too. In this gentle fable about a real mouse and a mechanical mouse, Leo Lionni explores the magic of friendship.


A cute and cuddly tale that will make the reader smile Early Years Educator Perfect for bedtime. It leaves the reader and listener with a sense of warmth, love and happiness. I can't think of a better way to end the day. The Bookbag A generous use of collage, with fantastic colours, makes this tale eye-catching,,, A perfect bedtime story! -- Nicholas Tucker Carousel A delicate fantasy about friendship, illustrated with bold, sumptuous collages. The New York Times Eye-catching, boldly colored collages illustrate this classic 'grass is always greener

About the Author

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

1st August 2013



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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