Schmid's earth colored crayony pictures look like a cozier version of Delessert's for How the Mouse Was Hit on the Head by a...

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TONIA: The Mouse with the White Stone and What Happened On Her Way to See Uncle Tobias

Schmid's earth colored crayony pictures look like a cozier version of Delessert's for How the Mouse Was Hit on the Head by a Stone and So Discovered the World (KR, 1971), which her title also recalls. Even the story has the same deliberate naivete, unrelated tales within the tale, and absence of ascending plot line. Instead of discovering a fancifully misinterpreted four-year-old's world, though, Tonia experiences a number of predictable encounters on the way to, and a heartwarming get-together during, her Uncle Tobias' birthday party -- making this an altogether more conventional mouse walk than Delessert's, though we suspect that preschoolers will find it more comfortable as well.

Pub Date: April 1, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1974