By (author) David Wisniewski
Sumo Mouse by David Wisniewski
Book Description"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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811834926
(287mm x 233mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Chronicle Books
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Wisniewski
Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups, Hardback (September 2001)
A grown-up disguised as a sneaker, the tooth fairy, and a mop, exposes the true, disturbing reasons parents urge their children not to swallow their gum, eat junkfood, or stay in the bathtub too long.
Tough Cookie, Hardback (May 2000)
When his friend Chips is snatched and chewed, Tough Cookie sets out to stop Fingers.
Sundiata, Paperback (June 1999)
The story of Sundiata, who overcame physical handicaps, social disgrace, and strong opposition to rule Mali in the thirteenth century.
Secret Knowledge of Grownups, Hardback (December 1998)» View all books by David Wisniewski
In this collection of secret files heretofore hidden from kids for thousands of years, Caldecott medalist David Wisniewski uncovers the "real" reasons grown-ups do the things they do. The shocking truth will have readers rolling in the aisles! Full color.
US Kirkus Review » 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. Having obviously steeped himself in sumo and martial-arts movie lore, the late master of cut-paper and Caldecott winner (Golem, 1996), Wisniewski sends his first-class foe-squasher hurtling from Tokyo's rooftops to free hundreds of mice-all rendered as distinct individuals in characteristically flamboyant razor-cut paper collages-slated for insertion into squeaky toys manufactured by the unscrupulous Tiger Tanaka. Who is this globular do-gooder? Believing that he could only be grand champion wrestler Gachinko, Tanaka dispatches a gigantic robot to turn the renowned rikishi into sushi. But as the corpulent caped one is actually Gachinko's friend Yama, a diminutive barber with the soul of a sumo and a very special suit in his basement, the stage is set for a nick-of-time rescue-and a shattering, spread-filling tsuma-dori smackdown. Three cheers for the mightiest mouse since, well, Mighty Mouse, who now looks so last-millennium. (Picture book. 7-9) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - David Wisniewski
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.
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