In a series of delightfully imaginary achievements, "nobody's mouse" transforms himself into the beloved hero of his mother, father, sister, and brand-new baby brother. In their very first collaboration, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Robert Kraus and Jose Aruego give charm and validity to one of childhood's more difficult experiences. Tender and catchy, Robert Kraus's rhyming text, combined with Jose Aruego's large, vibrantly clever illustrations, makes for a storytime classic. This happy picture book is brusting with wit, tenderness, and joyful ingenuity.
Robert Kraus is the author and illustrator of over forty books for children, including Leo the Late Bloomer, The Littlest Rabbit, The Bunny's Nutshell Library, and The Trouble with Spider. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his first drawing appeared in the Milwaukee Journal when he was eleven years old. His cartoons appeared regularly in The New Yorker magazine until he started his own publishing company, Windmill Books, Inc. Employing the talent of noted New Yorker artists resulted in books such as The Charles Addams Mother Goose, Roland the Minstrel Pig, Harriet and the Promised Land, CDB!, and The Norman Rockwell Storybook.