By Eva Lindström
A touching story about a child’s friendship with an ageing dog.
“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. He’s old and fat with ears as thin as pancakes. His walk is a kind of waddle and he’s always pleased to see me. 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.
Eva Lindström was born in 1952 and lives in Stockholm. She has written and illustrated many highly acclaimed picture books. She was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2022, and has been nominated once for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and eleven times for the August award which she won in 2013. She began her career as a comic artist and cartoonist, and has had a major influence on the new generation of comic book artists now emerging in Sweden.
“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, starred review.