Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled? thinks Alexander, who wishes he could be a wind-up mouse, too. Lionni’s enduringly popular story makes a winning addition to the Step into Reading line, letting young children enjoy this classic all by themselves.
A delicate fantasy about friendship, illustrated with bold, sumptuous collages. –The New York Times
Eye-catching, boldly colored collages illustrate this classic ‘grass is always greener’ story in which a live mouse is envious of his mechanical counterpart. –Booklist