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Lindström, Eva

My Dog Mouse

(2) K-3 Translated by Julia Marshall. Every day a girl takes Mouse the dog out for a walk. At story's end, we learn that Mouse belongs to someone else ("I wish Mouse was mine"). Longing for a pet is a common picture-book theme; less common is one that concludes with the disappointment of such yearning. Throughout this Swedish import, Lindström's subdued, naive-style paintings emphasize the girl's devotion to Mouse.


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