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Mouse Was Mad

Linda Urban

Who knows the best way to be mad? Bear stomps. Hare hops. Bobcat screams. Mouse? He just can't get it right. But when he finds the way that works for him--still and quiet--he discovers that his own way might be the best of all. Linda Urban's story about self-expression is both sweet and sly, and Henry Cole's cast of animal friends is simply irresistible.


"Cole's terrific watercolors reflect mouse's emotional growth in spreads and spots brimming with movement. Who knew standing still could be so dramatic? Well-pitched for preschoolers just learning social skills, this would be equally excellent for family reading, classrooms, and storytimes." —Kirkus (Starred Review)

"This story about anger management proves to be both entertaining and therapeutic." —School Library Journal

"Angry youngsters may be encouraged to laugh instead of getting 'mad'" —Children's Literature