cover image Mouse Tail Moon

Mouse Tail Moon

Joanne Ryder. Henry Holt & Company, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8050-6404-9

Written from the perspective of a white-footed mouse, Joanne Ryder's Mouse Tail Moon, illus. by Maggie Kneen, presents 18 poems that follow the creature's adventures from dusk in ""Sunberry"" to dawn, when he wishes readers a ""day fair and warm"" in ""A Mousekin Blessing."" Kneen's watercolors make the mice appealing without anthropomorphizing them.