The Wedding of the Mouse: An Asian Folktale
. Playground Press LLC . Glendale, WI
PZ8.1.W556 Wed 2006 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Mouse parents under a great pagoda have a beautiful daughter, Meili. Why, she is so special that only the greatest being on earth could possibly be worthy of her precious paw in marriage! So says her father. One after another, the chosen candidates, starting with the sun, declare that they are not the greatest beings on earth. The sun is followed, as is traditional in this story, by the cloud, the wind, the wall, and the mouse! (Some versions will not mention the wall but will list a mountain and a tree at that point.) Trish Williams has fun with the hyperactive mouse couple, especially the father mouse, with his pointed red nose and dark eyes. When Meili hears the news, she says that she has just the right mouse in mind. A fine children's story book! The book presents the Williams' senior thesis at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.