Imagine my delight when I found out that this author/illustrator made more books featuring mice. I already read Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse 2 years prior, loved that one to bits. I was very much excited to start this one. Featuring a new mouse, new adventures, new friendship, new mysteries, new inventions.
This time the adventure is about a little mouse who wants to know more about his ancestor who went to America. He gets help from an old professor. At first the old mouse doesn’t want to help him, but then he does as he sees that our little mouse isn’t giving up. I loved seeing them research, build, invent, craft, and plan. These two are tiny but they have big dreams, big plans, and nothing is going to stop them.
We see them try out diving bubbles, making something that would do the same but also allows for resurfacing again, then try out something else again, and then the journey really starts. I was curious what the treasure would be, what could be in that chest that is so important? Gold? Very old cheese? Something else?
The ending was sweet and beautiful, and it does explain why our tiny little mouse has such a talent for inventing.
Just a shame that the title (and cover) kind of spoils the ending of the book. 😛
The art is just the best part. Yes, the story is wonderful, but it is the art that captures me.
I definitely need more books like this, I love mice. Even had them when I was teen, and not one or two, but a whole bunch. So adorable!
All in all, if you are looking for a gorgeous, fun, adventurous book featuring brave mice, read this one! And be sure to check out the others as well.