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Excuse Me, Is This India?

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My Aunt Anna came back from India
With stories of places to which she had been.

To warm me through winter she sewed me a quilt
With pictures of all the things she had seen.

Under the quilt I closed my eyes
And I found I was in for a big surprise...

This absurd and fantastic story of travel through a child's imagination is illustrated with exquisite art. Put together with fabric
Published November 19th 2001 by Spinifex Press
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The story of a child who dreams about turning into a blue mouse and taking a trip to India (inspired by a quilt made for him by his aunt who had been to India). Along the way, the blue mouse meets a cow, an elephant, bandicoots (mole rats), and some people. The story itself is told through mostly rhyming verse and is cute enough. However, the real strength of the book is in its illustrations...all of which are in the style of cloth patchwork (like one would find on a quilt) and look great. Kudos ...more
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