Tucker Mouse spotted a lost penny in the shoeshine store, so he ran in to get it for his collection. Now the store is closed up tight, and Tucker is trapped. Can Harry Cat find a way to get him out? These favorite characters from The Cricket in Times Square star in the brand new-adventure created especially for beginning readers.
Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Harry to the Rescue! The Times Square subway station was busy.Tucker Mouse watched from his home in the drainpipe.He watched busy people hurrying by.Tucker watched and waited.Tucker waited for people to drop things.A button from a coat.Sprinkles from an ice cream cone.A wrapper from a stick of gum.Tucker collected all these things—and more!Tucker loved his collection.Most of all, he loved coins.Pennies. Nickels. Dimes. Quarters.Tucker had a stack of coins in his drainpipe.It was a tidy little life savings for a mouse.Plink!Tucker knew that sound.It was a coin
Story by Thea Feldman; Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov; Inspired by George Selden and Garth Williams
GEORGE SELDEN (1929-1989) wrote not only the adventures of Chester, Harry, Tucker, and their friends but also The Genie of Sutton Place, which was one of School Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year. GARTH WILLIAMS (1912-1996) illustrated all of George Selden’s Chester Cricket books. His other distinguished work includes Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and the Little House books. THEA FELDMAN is the author of numerous books for children, including Suryia and Roscoe, which she co-authored with Dr. Bhagavan Antle, available in Spring 2011 from Henry Holt BYR. OLGA and ALEKSEY IVANOV are the illustrators of many children's books, including the Charlotte’s Web beginning readers in which they also replicated the style of Garth Williams.