The beloved Caldecott Hor book and Christopher Award winner about two unlikely friends who see each other for who they are inside. 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, and he wishes he could be a wind-up mouse too. In this gentle fable about a real mouse and a mechanical mouse, Leo Lionni explores the magic of friendship. Originally published in 1969, the Caldecott Hor-winning Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers. A delicate fantasy about friendship, illusrated with bold, sumptuous collages. --The New York Times
LEO LIONNI wrote and illustrated more than 40 picture books, including four Caldecott Honor books: Inch by Inch, Swimmy, Frederick, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.