MOUSE AND ELEPHANT by Matthias Hoppe


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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 Nicole, a mouse, searches for a friend but is rejected everywhere; the cat sums it up best: ``We are too different to be friends.'' The pattern may be familiar, but the conclusion isn't: the elephant doesn't know what a friend is, but once Nicole has explained (``a friend is somebody you can count on...''), he points out that size is irrelevant--'we will tell each other our feelings and stick together.'' Didactic but pleasantly brisk; Lenica's bold, circus poster-style illustrations are fine for group sharing. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-316-37284-6
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1991