From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3. Another King-Smith critter to love. Wolf is such a minuscule mouse that his mother decides to give him a big name. A slightly chewed piece of sheet music yields "Wolfgang Amadeus Mo"?hence W. A. Mouse or Wolf for short. The family mouse hole is just behind the leg of a grand piano played twice a day by an elderly woman. Wolf loves the music and, to the delight of Mrs. Honeybee and the bemusement of his mother, he becomes the first singing mouse. His special talent even enables him to summon help when Mrs. Honeybee falls and can't get up. The three central characters are nicely crafted in this sweet story. Budding young musicians will relate to Wolf's struggles to develop his talent and share it with his not-so-musical mother. Those who haven't discovered their talents will enjoy this small mouse as they have the other creatures King-Smith so lovingly creates. Goodell's black-and-white illustrations, done in an engaging style similar to the work of Garth Williams, have all the warmth of the text. An appealing beginning-chapter book for young readers ready for a bit of substance, and a surefire read-aloud.?
Dick King Smith is one of my favorite authors. He knows animals and children and writes well. This story is about a mouse who is different than the others, but finally finds his place - and a very good place it is. Humorous and thought provoking.
This book is about a mouse named Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse. No one ever expected anything. So he trys to prove everybody wrong.
Author of Babe the Gallant Pig
From back cover:
"Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse ("Wolf," for short) has a big name to make up for his small size. But the name fits. While his siblings like to race each other across the black and white piano keys, he would rather listen to Mrs. Honeybee, the lady of the house, play music on them. Then one day, in a moment of musical passion, Wolf throws his head back, and to his total surprise, out of his mouth comes a beautiful voice! But Wolf's talents don't end there- his voice really is music to Mrs. Honeybee's ears when he uses it to rescue her!
this is such an awesome book...I have read it many times since my son was in the fourth grade...it is definitely a keeper...I love the antics that Wolf goes through in the story...he will make your heart feel so warm...love it!