Wallace's lists

by Bottner, Barbara.

Format: Print Book 2004
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Wallace, a mouse, could do almost anything. Anything that is, as long as he had a list.

Wallace is a shy mouse. He writes lists. Lists of recipes, funny words, and frightening experiences. Wallace meets his lively neighbor named Albert. His world is swiftly opened to new delights, such as painting and music. Wallace and Albert experience the excitement of an adventure, and Wallace discovers a new joy. Friendship.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K-Gr. 2. Picture books boast a rich tradition of lovably neurotic characters, from Toad, in Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad series, to the anxious lemur in Helen Lester's Something Might Happen (2003). Joining their risk-averse ranks is a list-loving mouse named Wallace. Every morning Wallace writes down the day's tasks and then doggedly ticks each one off the list. The drawbacks of this system become obvious when lively, intriguing Albert moves next door: Wallace would have liked to say, \lquote Hello, my name is Wallace,' but saying hello was not on his list. As Albert shares his laid-back philosophies (Wherever I go, there I am ) and demonstrates the joys of spontaneity, it's not long before Wallace begins to experiment with following his nose. The artwork, by the illustrator of the Baa and Boo books, is charmingly messy with crosshatchings and squiggly fillips, initially providing a humorous contrast to Wallace's rigidity and then reflecting his increasingly laissez-faire mood. Kids and parents alike will appreciate this gently satirical commentary on our increasingly overprogrammed lives. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Three reasons to read coauthors Bottner and Kruglik's (Pish and Posh) new tale: 1. The two unlikely mouse heroes-the cautious, list-making Wallace and his light-hearted companion Albert-develop a friendship in which Wallace's shortcomings turn out to be assets. 2. The book might dare readers to discover something new about themselves, too. 3. The plot inspires Landstrom's (the Boo and Baa series) tongue-in-cheek artwork, which provides lots of witty entertainment. Wallace, a bespectacled mouse in shorts and a bowtie, wants to say hello to his new neighbor, but he can't-it's not on his list of things to do that day. (Readers are treated to many of Wallace's lists, written neatly on lined paper.) Albert wears an old undershirt, sports long hair and never hesitates to revise his plans: "Changing my mind is an adventure," he tells Wallace, who listens, appalled but rapt. Eventually Albert's rash adventure-seeking casts Wallace in the reluctant but gratifying role of hero. He remains steadfast in crises, it turns out, and comforts Albert when his wacky plans go awry. Taking a leaf from classic '30s cartoons, Landstrom furnishes interiors with many small but solid-looking items, visual tokens of Wallace's need for familiarity. His hilarious spreads make liberal use of crosshatching and gestural lines: cats are drenched with water; lightning strikes; luggage carousels send Wallace flying. Bottner and Kruglik don't insist on a magic transformation from Wallace-he just has to learn to bend a little. This one goes on the recommended list. Ages 4-7. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Mice -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Spontaneity (Personality trait) -- Fiction.
Orderliness -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Katherine Tegen Books,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Kruglik, Gerald.
LandstroĢˆm, Olof, 1943-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0060002247
0060002255 (lib. bdg.)
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