cover image Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Marianna Mayer / Author, Chronicle Books / Author, Mercer Mayer / Illus

Also celebrating an anniversary--its 30th--is Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus, illus. by Jose Aruego. Minimalist art and memorable text are more than the sum of its parts: ""Whose mouse are you?/ Nobody's mouse./ Where is your mother?/ Inside a cat,"" it begins forlornly, but reverses into a joyful ending, with the mouse reuniting his far-flung family and gaining a new brother. (S&S, $17 40p ages 3-7 ISBN 0-689-84052-7; Sept.)