11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful, unique and very imaginitive book.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Mouse and His Child (Puffin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
The mouse and his child are a tin wind-up toy who get thrown out into the world when they are thrown on the garbage heap. Their life and adventures really only begin when they would be considered rubbish by most people. Their quest to assemble a family and to become self-winding takes them through a varied and exciting series of adventures that most people would have difficulty enduring. It is a path frought with peril, but also a path of discovery and redemption. Do they come all right in the end? You'll have to read the book, won't you?
I have read "The Mouse and His Child" several times and each time I marvel at the imagination and humour I find in it. It is full of satire and punning and the characters are well rounded and interesting. It is unlike any other book I've ever read and I thoroughly enjoy it. Several lines from the book (or to be more precise, the recording of Peter Ustinov reading the story) have entered our family vocabulary. I would recommend this story to anyone who likes books like "The Chronicles of Narnia," "The Phantom Tollbooth," "Alice in Wonderland," and the stories of E. Nesbit.