Henri Mouse, the Juggler: 2juggle

George Mendoza, Author, J. Boucher, Author Viking Children's Books $10.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-670-80945-5
Henri, the madcap mouse from Henri Mouse, is back again, this time as the world's most famous juggler. Fans of Henri the artist, who makes whatever he draws disappear, are in for another outlandish adventure. Here Henri draws a street juggler's red ball, finds it in his bathwater and realizes it must be magical. It sparkles, it multiplies, and scenes fill the inside. Soon Henri is performing for crowds, then entertaining kings, queens and presidents! One day when Henri throws the magical ball up, it begins growing in the sky. Suddenly he's carried off and finds himself on a balloon ride inside a gondola. Far below, he spots the poor street juggler, still looking for his red ball. As Henri goes up, the ball goes down, back to its original owner. Humorous and delicate illustrations work as a magical accompaniment to the story. Henri's devotees will anxiously await the next career move of this venturesome mouse. (5-8)
Reviewed on: 08/05/1986
Release date: 08/01/1986
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