Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

Book - 2004
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Mr. Maxwell is one contented cat. He has just been promoted. And what better way to celebrate than by going to his favorite restaurant, the Paw and Claw?



He decides to live a little and order the house specialty --- a live mouse. When the headwaiter asks if they should kill the mouse, Mr. Maxwell says that isn't necessary. He knows the Paw and Claw's mice are bred for politeness!



But this particular live mouse can't keep quiet --- would Mr. Maxwell like to add a little salt? Or order a glass of wine? Would he mind saying a little prayer before eating? My, what a bold and wordy mouse! Mr. Maxwell hopes the mouse doesn't give him indigestion ...



Richly illustrated and full of surprises. Mr. Maxwell's Mouse is a David-and-Goliath story with claws, whiskers and tails.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9781553374862
155337486X
Call Number: ASCH
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Subjects: Problem solving -- Juvenile fiction.
Mice -- Juvenile fiction.
Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Asch, Devin
Alternative Title: Mister Maxwell's mouse

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bxbutterfly Oct 05, 2015

Most of the story is a conversation between a cat and the mouse he's about to eat. I thought it was a little creepy to read little kids but most of the kindergartners i read it to today liked it. It does have a nice twist at the end that facilitates class discussion.

I love to read this book aloud to elementary school kids! While it might seem a little long and maybe a little morbid, especially for the youngest school-agers, the idea of possibly being someone's lunch holds their attention, from the youngest to the oldest, and keeps them engaged as (spoiler alert) the mouse outsmarts the cat. Use it as a discussion starter to introduce the food web and you might find a few budding vegetarians in your midst!

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Ms_Silva
Oct 23, 2012

Wordy but funny dark book about a stuffy businessman cat who treats himself to a live mouse lunch at his club. Mouse talks him into some wine, letting him say grace, tricks Cat and escapes. Dark, dark illustrations.

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