"Do you want to be my friend?" asks a little mouse of a horse, a peacock, an alligator and others in this classic and charming story. Only when he meets another little mouse, is the answer unequivocally, "Yes!" 'Each page of this ingenious, all but wordless picture book affords surprise, suspense, and repeated pleasure for the viewer' - "Booklist".
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Do you want to be my friend? asks the little mouse, and hopefully follows a tail, finding at the end of it a rather unfriendly horse. But there's another tail, and another, and a strange, long, green one, too, that follows the mouse on his quest for a friend.
Each page of this ingenious picture book contains a surprise. Its only text is on the first page, but the exciting pursuit of a friend for the little mouse lends itself to improvisation by both the reader and the young child -- another brilliant idea from Eric Carle, the creator of The Secret Birthday Message and The Mixed-Up Chameleon.
Notable Children's Books of 1971 (ALA)
Children's Books of 1971 (Library of Congress)
Honor Book, Book World Spring Book Festival 1971
Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children. He was born in New York, but spent his early life in Germany. He returned to the States in his early twenties and worked as a graphic designer for the New York Times. He went on to be the art director of an advertising agency before he began writing and illustrating children's books. Eric lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002.
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Book Description Kaiseisha/Tsai Fong Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 4032024308
Book Description Kaiseisha, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. Japanese language. 10.08x8.19x0.47 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __4032024308