My Dog Mouse (PB)
"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. Sometimes he looks up at me and then I usually say something. I maybe say "old man" in a very nice voice, not my usual one. ... I wish Mouse was mine.
"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" Starred review, Kirkus Reviews