When Mrs Tweezers tells Owen's parents he is too old to carry his yellow blanket everywhere, as he is starting school very soon, Owen outwits her time and time again. But it is Owen's mother who finds a satisfactory solution for everyone.When Mrs Tweezers tells Owen's parents he is too old to carry his yellow blanket everywhere, as he is starting school very soon, Owen outwits her time and time again. But it is Owen's mother who finds a satisfactory solution for everyone.Read Less
Publishers Weekly, 1993-09-20 A worthy addition to Henkes's ( Chester's Way ; Julius, the Baby of the World ) impressive, engaging oeuvre, this animated tale takes up the case of a wee mouse's devotion to a no-longer-fuzzy blanket named Fuzzy. Imbued with Henkes's characteristically understated humor, spry text and brightly hued watercolor-and-ink pictures chronicle how Owen's next-door neighbor, Mrs. Tweezers, suggests to Owen's parents a series of ploys to separate their son--who is soon to start school--from Fuzzy. The ingenious mouse foils each attempt, until his resourceful mother stumbles upon ``an absolutely wonderful, positively perfect, especially terrific idea.'' With some snipping and sewing, she transforms the beloved blanket into a batch of very portable handkerchiefs, a stratagem that not only keeps Owen happy but manages to silence the meddling Mrs. Tweezers. Even youngsters unattached to a Fuzzy-like object will feel a kinship with the winningly wily Owen--and parents of the attached may find a useful solution to an age-old dilemma. Ages 3-up. (Sept.)
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