Lu decides he needs to be recognized as more than "just a mouse," and declares himself king. It's not long before the requests from the other animals become overwhelming. It's then that Lu learns a very important lesson.
The concept of be true to yourself and is written perfectly for the target audience. The illustrations are fun and make it clear that the grass isn't always greener.
S/He liked the story and thought the mouse was cute.
The illustrations are great, the story is sweet. It's a nice twist on a theme we often find in children's books: love who you are. Parents can benefit from the reminder, too.
There is no doubting the messages of this one: happiness comes from within and being who you are! and be careful what you wish for!
In addition to reminding kids to be careful what you wish for and being true to themselves, you might be able to sneak in a lesson about the chaos that reigns when too many requests come in to Mom & Dad Central, too!
6 to 9
2 to 8
Started reading with child 3½ years old.
Buy! This is a book that everyone can enjoy.