Leo Lionni Little Mice Tales Box Set
Leo Lionni. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-375-82615-3
Leo Lionni's Little Mice Tales brings together four classic stories starring resourceful mice into a boxed set of miniature paper-over-board editions. In the Caldecott Honor book Frederick, rather than gathering corn and nuts with the other mice, the hero collects colors, warmth and words to see the mice through the winter. In Matthew's Dream, a little mouse has a dream that inspires him to be a painter. A magical cheese sculpture teaches Geraldine how to make music in Geraldine, the Music Mouse. And in Tillie and the Wall, the youngest mouse finally finds out what's on the other side of a big wall. Lionni's colorful collage illustrations complement his simple but evocative text.
Reviewed on: 10/01/2003