TOBIAS, THE MAGIC MOUSE by Jacob Bech Nygaard

TOBIAS, THE MAGIC MOUSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Tobias' magic comes from the cheese the moon is made of; his mandate it ""to teach men and animals to behave themselves, so they don't destroy one another and us mice."" Which sounds portentous, whereas this is simply a dozen or so brief episodes tied together by the red ribbon Tobias pulls to teach miscreants a lesson. He causes the downfall of a contrary weathercock, deceives a gay deceiver cod, flattens a conceited muffin, bankrupts the butcher who is a fox, frames a mean-tempered glazier, sweetens up the official Enemy of Jam. Preposterous antics without style or wit, and the only surprise is Tobias' eventual retirement.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World