Mousekin's friend (another mouse, of course) appears at the end, after Mousekin has mistaken a titmouse for a real mouse,...

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MOUSEKIN FINDS A FRIEND

Mousekin's friend (another mouse, of course) appears at the end, after Mousekin has mistaken a titmouse for a real mouse, searched among the foxglove only to come upon a fox-finch and almost forgotten ""that a real live fox might be mouse-hunting too,"" gone searching for mouse-ear only to realize that it means forget-me-not also, chased after a mouse's tail (or was it mousetail growing near the log?), and run away from a weasel at the warning, ""Mouse-hound!"" The extended word-play substitutes for a story; sometimes it is based on a premise of physical resemblance, sometimes it is based on simple exploitation of an etymological relationship. We found the device unconvincing, the illustrations disappointing--still delicate, not as imaginative as heretofore, rather monotonous.

Pub Date: June 8, 1967

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Prentice-Hall

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1967