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The Mouse's Wedding is a charming and delightful children's book, filled with whimsy and humor. The story follows the tale of a lovable little mouse who dreams of finding true love and having a beautiful wedding.

What makes this book truly special is the way it effortlessly weaves together a heartwarming storyline with vibrant illustrations that capture the imagination. The illustrations are simple yet captivating, with their bright colors and attention to detail. They truly bring the story and characters to life, making it easy for young readers to become fully immersed in the mouse's world.

The plot of the book is equally captivating, taking the reader on a delightful journey filled with unexpected twists and turns. As the mouse embarks on his quest to find the perfect mate, readers are treated to a host of humorous encounters and endearing characters. Each page is filled with excitement and curiosity, making it difficult to put the book down.

One of the book's strengths is its ability to teach important values without being didactic. Through the mouse's journey, children learn about the importance of love, friendship, and perseverance. The story beautifully illustrates the idea that true love can be found in unexpected places and that love is not limited by one's size or appearance.

Additionally, the language used in the book is simple and easy for young readers to understand, making it an excellent choice for early readers. The sentences are short, yet the author manages to convey a depth of emotion that resonates with readers of all ages.

If there is one criticism to be made, it is the lack of information on the author behind this beautiful tale. Although the book may have been written by an unknown author, their talent and creativity shine through on every page. It would be wonderful to learn more about the inspiration and background of the author, as their ability to craft such an enchanting story deserves recognition.

Overall, The Mouse's Wedding is a standout children's book that will captivate young readers and fill their hearts with joy. Its endearing characters, heartfelt storyline, and stunning illustrations make it a must-read for children and their parents. Whether enjoyed as a bedtime story or read independently, this book is sure to become a cherished favorite in any child's library.

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[The original book had illustrations on almost all pages. Their location has not been individually marked. The inconsistent hyphenization of "cuttle fish" is in the original.]



Griffith Farran & Co., London & Sydney, N.S.W.

Kobunsha : Tokyo



A long time ago there was a white mouse called Kanemochi, servant of Daikoku, the God of Wealth. His wife's name was Onaga. Both Kanemochi and his wife were very discreet. Never in the day time nor even at night did they venture into the parlor or kitchen, and so they lived in tranquility free from danger of meeting the cat. Their only son Fukutaro also was of a gentle disposition. When he was old enough to take a wife, his parents concluded to get him one, transfer their property to him, and seek retirement. Fortunately, one of their relatives named Chudayu had a lovely daughter called Hatsuka. Accordingly a go between was employed to enter into negotiations with Chudayu respecting the marriage. When the young folks were allowed to see each other, neither party objected, and so presents were exchanged.

The bridegroom sent the bride the usual articles: an obi or belt, silk cotton, dried bonito, dried cuttle fish, white flax, sea weed, and sake or rice wine... Continue reading book >>

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