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by | Read by B.D. Wong

Children Ages 4-6 • 15 min. • Unabridged • © 1992

What is the “something” by the pond? With hesitation and trepidation, six mice individually approach the creature and report findings back to the group over the course of a week. Yes, it is “sturdy,” “supple,” “wide,” “sharp,” “breezy,” and “stringy,” depending on which way one approaches it. But what creature possesses all these attributes? It takes the wise seventh mouse to answer the question. B.D. Wong brings a calm and thoughtful narration to this Indian folktale. His pacing is poignant and relaxed, and gives pause for consideration of both mice and universal wisdom. The recording concludes with the author describing the origin and development of this exquisite book, designated a Caldecott Honor Book in 1993. A.R. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]



Book & Recording • Weston Woods Studios • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-4390-2779-3 $14.95 • One cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-4390-2778-6 $17.99 • One CDs

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