Mouse lives alone on an island. At night he watches the lighthouse beacon flash across the water, a warning to ships to stay off the rocks. In the daytime, he dozes in the sun, or searches for tasty sea morsels for dinner. Whales swim by and sea lions bark for him. Life is good. So why does he have a feeling that something is missing something that would make it even better? One day a boat sinks near the island, and Mouse swims to the rescue of a strange, furry creature that has been tossed into the ocean. What is it? What kind of dangerous creature has he saved? Eve Bunting's charming tale of an unlikely friendship is warmly illustrated by Dominic Catalano.
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Eve Bunting is the author of the Caldecott-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. Among her many other titles are Will It Be a Baby Brother?, Mouse Island, Emma's Turtle, Baby Can, My Red Balloon, My Special Day at Third Street School, and Girls A to Z. She lives in Pasadena, California.From Booklist:
Ever since the lighthouse on Mouse Island was automated, Mouse has lived alone on the island. He spends his days comfortable and safe, wading in the tide pools, sleeping in the sun, and eating the sea things he finds. Yet every day, he wonders why he isn’t content. One day a ship sinks near the island, and Mouse rescues a cat that had been aboard. Cat menacingly alerts Mouse to the antagonistic relationship between their species, but being honorable, Cat realizes he’s obligated to his rescuer. Mouse teaches Cat how to fish, Cat teaches Mouse how to play volleyball, and they live happily, with Mouse reflecting “how strange it was that sometimes you didn’t know what you wanted till you found it.“ Full-page pastel illustrations competently portray the characters and their pleasant ambience as this cat-and-mouse tale unfolds. Grades K-2. --Randall Enos
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