Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
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Annotation: Alexander, a real mouse, wants to be a toy mouse like his friend Willy until he discovers Willy is to be thrown away.
Catalog Number: #5891715
Format: Paperback
All Formats: Search
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Random House
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-399-55551-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-399-55551-0
Dewey: E
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Subject Heading:
Mice. Fiction.
Language: English
Horn Book
The friendship of Alexander, a real mouse, and Willy, a wind-up mouse, is again brought to life by the blending of the simple story and beautiful, imaginative collage in the reissue of this Caldecott Honor Book.
Word Count: 742
Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.0 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 17503 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.7 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q00184
Lexile: 560L
Guided Reading Level: L
Fountas & Pinnell: L

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 Honor-winning Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.

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