Town Mouse, Country Mouse
. Child's Play (International) Ltd. . Swindon, Auburn, Sydney
PZ8.2.S753To 2012 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a sturdy, well-made 24-page pamphlet that has a very good time with this traditional story. The lift-up flaps here are particularly well planned and executed. For example, the town mouse, who has a skateboard and wears sneakers, has a terrible reaction to a sour berry in the country, as we see when we lift up the flap. In the next surprise, he finds the river terribly cold after he jumps in for a swim. Again, the cow suddenly appears over the wall when we lift a flap. In the city, a passing train first frightens the country mouse. And she fears that the rich food will make her sick. They actually tempt the cat to a chase, which they accomplish around the house on skateboards. She explains that the city is a little too exciting as she heads for home.