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Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo…

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse (1969)

by Leo Lionni

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Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor–winning story about the magic of friendship is now available as a Step 3 Step into Reading book—perfect for children who are ready to read on their own. 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, who wishes he could be a wind-up mouse, too. Lionni’s enduringly popular story makes a winning addition to the Step into Reading line, letting young children enjoy this classic all by themselves.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
I picked this book because I it was park of the author share in class. For this book, I would have students write either what they liked about the book or what they learned from the book. ( )
  ksd011 | Mar 16, 2016 |
Another Caldecott Honor book. This one is a story of Alexander who longs to be like Willy. Willy is a toy wind-up mouse loved by his owner. Alexander, on the other hand, lives in a house where people scream when they notice him He is not loved, and the broom that is trying to capture him has a large person on the other end intent on causing harm.

When Willy told Alexander that there is a rumor of a magic multi-colored lizard who can grant wishes, Alexander visited the lizard in the hope of becoming a wind-up toy. Changing his mind when he found Willy in the used toy box ready to be discarded, instead, Alexander asked that Willy become a real-live mouse.And, the two danced until dawn. ( )
  Whisper1 | Feb 13, 2016 |
This book is so great for children to learn what it is to be a good person/friend. Alexander wants to be a wind up mouse so people aren't scared of him, and he could be just like his friend Willie. He learns that a lizard can make him into a wind up mouse, but at the last minute Alexander uses his wish to turn his friend into a real mouse to save him from the "throw out" box. It's very sweet. ( )
  stuhldryer | Oct 25, 2015 |
35 months - cute. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
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"Help! Help! A mouse!" There was a scream. Then a crash.
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Amazon has mistakenly listed ISBN 0395459885 as Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
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This classic 'grass is always greener' story in which a live mouse is envious of his mechanical counterpart. Ages 4-8
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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.

Originally published in 1969, the Caldecott Honor-winning Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:59 -0400)

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Alexander, a real mouse, wants to be a toy mouse like his friend Willy until he discovers Willy is to be thrown away.

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