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I Am a Mouse

Written by Ole RisomAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ole Risom
Illustrated by J. P. MillerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by J. P. Miller


· Golden Books
· eBook · Ages 0-3 years
· January 9, 2018 · $7.99 · 978-1-5247-6682-5 (1-5247-6682-8)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

This tall board book, in the tradition of I am a Bunny and The Rooster Struts, is now back in print after decades!

In 1964, children's book greats Ole Risom and J.P. Miller teamed to create a beautiful and endearing book about Deedee the mouse. After decades of being unavailable, I am a Mouse is back and ready to be embraced by a whole new generation of children. With a simple text and colorful illustrations, this Golden Sturdy Book is the perfect fit for the little hands of little readers.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Ole Risom (1920-2000) was one of the most influential publishers of mass-market books for children. He was vice president and art director of Golden Books at Western Publishing Company from 1952-1972, and then vice president and associate publisher of the juvenile division of Random House from 1972-1990. He worked closely with his good friend Richard Scarry over the years at both houses. He also worked with Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson, Stan and Jan Berenstain, Leo Lionni, Laurent de Brunhoff, Charles M. Schulz, and Marc Brown.

J. P. Miller (1913-2001) illustrated many Golden Book titles from the 1940s through the 1970s, some written by Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Kunhardt. Before becoming a children's book illustrator, Miller had worked in the Walt Disney Studio's elite character modeling department, creating characters (such as the dwarf Dopey) for Disney's first feature film, Snow White. He later designed the character of the toy maker Geppetto for Pinocchio.

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