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Amos & Boris (1971)

by William Steig

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Befriended by a whale as he is drowning in the ocean, a mouse gets a chance to reciprocate years later in an equally unlikely situation.
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    The Little Giant Girl and the Elf Boy by Else Holmelund Minarik (raizel)
    raizel: Creatures from two different worlds of two different sizes become friends, even though they realize that they cannot stay together.
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    The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (jrzayaz)
    jrzayaz: A large creature and a small creature able to help each other when it is needed most.
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Review is for the English version. A version of Aesop's lion and mouse tale, but very melancholy. I didn't love it as a kid, and my five year old announced it was too sad and he never wants to see the book again. ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
This is a picture book about a mouse and a whale. Although it is a picture book it is quite long and each page does consist of many sentences. The story goes through the mouse and the whale who become friends by helping each other. The two end up both helping each other in the end as well as learning about each other. This is a good book for more advanced readers who can comprehend more complex stories but who also enjoy picture books.
  mtrees | Oct 9, 2018 |
a little mouse is stuck in the ocean after his ship is destroyed. a whale helps him get to shore but then he gets stuck so returning the favor, the mouse has elephant friends help him back into the water
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  TUCC | Jan 24, 2017 |
Amos (a mouse) built a boat and goes out into the ocean. he falls off the boat and a whale (boris) helps save the mouse. years later the whale gets stuck on the beach and the mouse gets him back into the ocean.
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  TUCC | Aug 15, 2016 |
a story, a story ... long and delicious ( )
  melodyreads | Jul 26, 2016 |
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