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A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King-Smith

A Mouse Called Wolf (1997)

by Dick King-Smith

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse ("Wolf," for short) has a big name to make up for his small size. But the name fits. While his siblings like to race each other across the black and white piano keys, he would rather listen to Mrs. Honeybee, the lady of the house, play music on them.
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
A great children's book ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Ok, I've been comparing lots of books by DKS in re' their illustrations and the plausibility of the magic.

Again, this illustrator is new to me, and his work fits the story perfectly. But in contrast to what I usually say about DKS's animal fantasies being better if believable, in this one the magic is totally implausible, but it's still an utterly charming simple fable about friendship, courage, and following one's dreams.

I love that the side characters, Mary (the mother mouse) and the cat and even the mouse siblings and the police officer, are funny and interesting. And I love the information about music, ie cradle songs and berceuse. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Such an important and power book about strength and perserverence and not giving up and that being different is okay. The cutest little mouse ever with a great musical talent. ( )
  gracelovera | Nov 17, 2015 |
In my opinion this is a great book that teaches children that even minor talents can lead to greatness. Even though wolf's talent seems odd and strange to the other mice that lived in the house he was able to put it to use and save the lady that owns the house. The story was written in a way that kept the reader interested as they followed and learned how the relationship between the mouse and the homeowner's relationship took shape. How they bonded over the shared interest of music. As the story went on there were penciled drawing that kept the reading moving along, and interesting to read. The illustrations were simple but allowed the reader to picture better what was happening as the story went on. Depending on the part of the story sometimes the illustrations were drawn in the perspective of the mouse so it was fun to see that side of the story as well, see what the world may look like from wolf's point of view. The character Wolf is a character that I fell in love with very easily, you wanted him to be able to enjoy himself and follow his passion of music but at the same time you wanted to make sure that nothing bad happened to the other mice because he was having too much human contact. Overall a very sweet book. ( )
  KLCLCL15 | Nov 6, 2015 |
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse ("Wolf," for short) has a big name for such a little mouse. But the name fits. His favorite pastime is listening to Mrs. Honeybee, the lady of the house, play the piano. If only he could sing along to the music! One day, Wolf decides to try -- and to his surprise, out of his mouth comes a perfect melody.

It's not long before Wolf is singing everything from "Three Blind Mice" to Chopin to the Beatles, all to Mrs. Honeybee's accompaniment. Then an accident leaves Mrs. Honeybee in danger, and it's up to Wolf to save her... the only way he knows how.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:36 -0400)

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A mouse with an unusual name shares his musical gift with a widowed concert pianist.

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