Whose Mouse Are You?

Illustrated by Jose Aruego
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About The Book

A lonely little mouse has to be resourceful to bring his family back together.

In a series of delightfully imaginary achievements, “nobody’s mouse” transforms himself into the beloved hero of his mother, father, sister, and brand-new baby brother.

In their very first collaboration, Robert Kraus and Jose Aruego give charm and validity to one of childhood’s more difficult experiences. Tender and catchy, Robert Kraus’s rhyming text, combined with Jose Aruego’s large, vibrantly clever illustrations, makes for a storytime classic.

About The Author

Robert Kraus, New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist, created numerous classic picture books for very young children, including Leo the Late Bloomer and Milton the Early Riser.

About The Illustrator

Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have illustrated many books together—he draws the outlines and designs the pages; she paints the illustrations. Aruego, a native of the Philippines, was a lawyer before becoming an illustrator, and now lives in New York City. Dewey was born in Chicago and also lives in New York City.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 2000)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689840524
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 3 - 7

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Raves and Reviews

Kirkus Reviews The quintessential picture books can't be plotted out or put into any other words; ergo,"Whose mouse are you?/Nobody's mouse./Where is your mother?/Inside a cat./Where is your father?/Caught in a trap..." But that's all we'll tell you -- the ending is too good to give away...

School Library Journal ...[O]ne of the simplest -- and best -- picture boks to come along in years...

The Horn Book ...[A] story-hour treat...

Booklist ...[A]n absolute charmer...

Awards and Honors
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • SLJ Best of the Best Books
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