Written and Illustrated by R. Gregory Christy
Ages: 4 – 7
Grade level: P – 3
I love this book! Do you remember the Country Mouse and the City Mouse? It got an update! In this version City Mouse needs a vacation from noise. He accepts an invitation to visit his country cousin. Unfortunately City Mouse doesn’t like the neighbor, an owl, or the food, rice, beans, and barley. The cousins decide the country’s just too hot, and too quiet. They hop a train to the city where Country Mouse discovers great music and tasty treats. He’s ready to stay…till a cat appears. Best of all this version kept Aesop's moral- there’s no place like home.
Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.