This graceful picture book catches at the heart in small ways … the wry, gentle narrative voice leads readers along as if it’s walking the old dog.

Kirkus Reviews

My Dog Mouse

$26.08

Friendship, humour and heartbreak in one dog walk: for anyone who knows what it is to love an old, slow dog with ears as thin as pancakes.

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  • Description

    “Can I take Mouse for a walk?” I ask, and I’m always allowed.
    We set off, very slowly. Mouse walks at a snail’s pace. He stops at lampposts and fences and sniffs for a long time.
    Sometimes he looks up at me and then I usually say something.
    I maybe say “old man” in a very nice voice, not my usual one.
    … I wish Mouse was mine.

    My Dog Mouse offers friendship, humour and gentle heartache in one dog walk. This is a book for anyone who knows what it is to love an old slow dog, with ears as thin as pancakes.


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    Reader Age 2-5 year
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  • Reviews

    1. Kirkus Reviews (US) (verified owner)

      Striking and touching … restraint that allows room for the reader

    2. Kids Book Review (Australia) (verified owner)

      Every page tells a tale of friendship, humour, patience and poignancy through gentle text and childlike illustrations.

    3. Storywraps (NZ) (verified owner)

      This tender charming book will open your heart to witness the love that is very evident between a very old, fat dog, with ears as thin as pancakes, and a young girl who comes faithfully to his home and asks if she can take him out for a walk… The last line sums up the story perfectly.

    4. Bookwagon (UK) (verified owner)

      This is a truly magical book that I love to bits.

    5. The Book Show (NZ) (verified owner)

      A delightful story, a warm story.

    6. Booksellers NZ (verified owner)

      This is a lovely book that will make you feel warm every time you read it.

    7. Publishers Weekly (US) (verified owner)

      Lindström’s story stays light and funny all the way through—then ends with a shaft to the heart… Yet readers know that the title tells the truth; the way Mouse looks longingly after the girl on the final page proves it.

    8. Starred review, Kirkus (US) (verified owner)

      This graceful picture book catches at the heart in small ways … the wry, gentle narrative voice leads readers along as if it’s walking the old dog.

    9. Lancashire Evening Post (verified owner)

      Walking the dog takes on a whole new meaning in this quirky picture book from Gecko Press … Full of beautiful, soulful illustrations, love, kindness and the special bond between a human and a dog, this is a big-hearted story to leave you warm inside and eager to take your own (or your neighbour’s) dog for a walk!


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