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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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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 |
Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse is no ordinary mouse. He has a special talent for music - more specifically, singing. Many of those around Wolf belittle and do not support his talent because they limit him to just being a mouse. However, Wolf is much more than that and he proves it when he is able to save a person's life because of his rare gift.

Characters: Wolfgang, Wolfgang's family, elderly lady
Setting: in a hole in the wall behind a grand piano
Theme: don't let your situation limit you.

Possible post-reading discussions include:
self-esteem; hope; dreams for the future; expectations; family; and talents.
  kimberlyfox | Oct 1, 2015 |
I liked this book for the plot, illustrations, and characters. The plot is very original; a mouse realizes his musical talent and saves a human he befriended. I also enjoyed the twist that the mouse could also compose. The few illustrations in the book enhanced the story by including visuals that would help the reader's visualize the characters. The picture of Mrs. Honeybee looking at Wolf on the top of the piano was able to depict her positive reaction towards the singing mouse. I also loved the character development of Wolf. First, he started out hating his name. Then, when he came to find his passion for music, his ironic name did not bother him. Finally, Mrs. Honeybee unknowingly names him the name that would fit this talented mouse perfectly--the name he already had. The message of this story is to be yourself and embrace who you are. Wolf was a mouse version of the man who's name he had, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. If he never accepted his love for music, he never would have been able to rescue Mrs. Honeybee or compose the beautiful music he did. ( )
  ocosta1 | Mar 5, 2014 |
Enchanting. After reading this book I know why King-Smith is such a prolific and popular author. He has the rare gift of charm without being cutsie or talking down to his audience. This book made me want to sit down and read everything he has ever written. ( )
  Inky_Fingers | Oct 31, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375800662, Paperback)

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.

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

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