"The meat of this simple, straightforward story comes through the pictures. Cassidy won the Mr. Christie Award for his art in The Chicken Cat, and the same quirky imagination and attention to detail is obvious here. . . It's through the pictures that we get a strong sense of who the characters are and what they are capable of - and for children the visual is a vital part of understanding the story."
"This paperback edition has delightful illustrations which do a great job of conveying feeling, adding to the simple text. Libraries needing more titles for this age group will enjoy adding this book. A good all around title!"
Lane Education Service District
"This book challenges all of us to be little heroes in whatever we can be. All ends happily as the little mouse finds the little lamb and a life lesson is taught that everyone can be a hero in one way or another. "
The Ledger, Indianapolis
"This simple and reassuring story for the very young has lovely illustrations that are rendered in acrylic paints on glossy paper."
Christian Schools International Library Materials Guide
"Stories of unlikely heroes are always favorites with small children who, like the central characters, are surrounded with bigger, stronger, and apparently more capable individuals. In this case, the underdog is an undermouse who is dismissed as being too small when she offers to find a lost lamb. . . After an initial reading of the story, early elementary students can consider how she is able to succeed and why the steps she takes are proof that it is "good to be small". . . After studying each picture, students can discuss what quality of character she exhibits in performing each action. She can be compared to such "dismissed" unlikely heroes as the mouse in Leo Lionni's Frederick and the title hero of Mordecai Richler's Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang."
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