Sumo Mouse by David Wisniewski

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"Grrr!" growl the cats. "Eeek!" squeak the mice. So it goes in the battle between cat and mouse. But when feline crime hits Tokyo, an unlikely hero strikes back. He's not lean and mean. He's round and profound. He's Sumo Mouse! And he's ready to wrestle all wrongdoers. But can this champion of justice squash the sinister schemes of Dr. Claw? Or will evil pin Sumo Mouse to the mat? Caldecott-winning illustrator David Wisniewski has wrestled brightly colored papers into fun, comic book-inspired collages for this action-packed mouse tale.
 

About David Wisniewski

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David Wisniewski was an artist who worked as a clown and shadow puppeteer before turning to cut paper illustration and children's books. He died on September 11, 2002. He was 49 and lived in Maryland. His many children's books include The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups, Tough Cookie, and Golem, which won the 1997 Caldecott Medal.
 
Published August 1, 2002 by Chronicle Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Stronger than the Incredible Hulk, more agile than Spiderman, purpler than Barney, here’s Sumo Mouse, mysterious, masked protector of Japanese mousedom and thunder-thighed bane of feline malefactors everywhere.

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This book's endpapers trumpet a corny musical theme, performed by a parade of grinning mice: "If Mount Fuji blows its stack,/ If a monster should attack,/ Don't just hide inside your ho

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