A goldfish and a mouse become unlikely but fast friends as they play in and around the goldfish's bowl. But when three cats crash the party and terrify the poor goldfish, the brave little mouse gets an idea — a wild, bold, brave idea. She leads the three black cats on a wild and epic chase up and down and over and around until they find themselves surrounded by absolutely irresistible food in the pantry.
The cats gorge themselves so much that they fall into a deep sleep, but the mouse knows they won't sleep forever. So the brave little mouse gets another idea — one that will require all of her mouse friends — to keep the goldfish out of harm's way for good! This is a heartwarming story with a simple text and gorgeous illustrations about the lengths one brave mouse will go to in order to save her friend.
"A spare refrain ('It was a wild idea. It was a bold idea. It was a brave idea. But was it a good idea?') is divided across several spreads, with the visual action drawing readers’ focus. Visually uncluttered graphite on paper drawings, enhanced digitally, render each scene in realistic detail, the house’s shifting shadows and wafting curtains particularly well-rendered with a generous helping of chiaroscuro. An immersive, elegantly suspenseful animal-focused escapade." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||3 - 7|
|Publication Date||May 25, 2021|
|Publisher||Random House Studio|