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The Tale of Dickie Deer Mouse

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,886 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 861
Added to site: 2006.08.01
mnybks.net#: 14486
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

othing but a trap," he declared. "And I'd hate to go to sleep inside it."

His views, however, did not trouble Dickie Deer Mouse in the least. The place suited him. And he was so happy in it that sometimes when the weather was bad and he wasn't whisking about in the trees, or scurrying around on the ground, he would stay inside his cozy home, with only his head sticking out through the doorway, while his big, bright, bulging, black eyes took in everything that happened in his dooryard.

Dickie Deer Mouse knew that one needed sharp eyes to spy him when he was peeping from his house in that fashion. And often when somebody of whom he was really afraid came wandering through the woods, Dickie would keep quite still, while he watched the newcomer without being seen.

But with some of the wood folk he took no chances. Whenever he heard Solomon Owl's rolling call, or his cousin Simon Screecher's quavering whistle, Dickie Deer Mouse always pulled his head inside his house in a hurry.

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2008.01.25
Greg Homer
****.

This little book can be enjoyed by parents as much as their small children. The kids will enjoy the rambunctious adventures of Dickie the Deer Mouse and his pal Eldridge Elk. Parents will enjoy the hilarious double-entendres, biting political satire, and commentary on popular culture.

Dickie the Deer Mouse and Eldridge Elk have two arch enemies---Igor Eviloff and Natalia Passionoff; two Russian spies who report to their 'Leader with no Fear'.

Sound familiar? Dickie and Eldridge were the models for the 1960s cartoon show Rocky and Bulwinkle.


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