Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Maggie Rudy
Publisher: Goodwin Books- Henry Holt & Company
Tansy the country mouse and William the city mouse meet by surprise one summer day. The two friends have an instant connection when they discover their similar dreams and passions. However, their opposite lifestyles become a barrier when Tansy wants to stay in the country and William wants to stay in the city. When the two can no longer stand to be separate, they find a place where they can both be happy together as best friends.
City Mouse, Country Mouse by Maggie Rudy is a creative story about two drastically different individuals that discover a genuine interest in one another, despite their differences. The unique lifelike images make the characters come to life and offer an interesting element to the story. This book teaches about communities and culture and would be a wonderful addition to any early education classroom. Teaching the valuable lesson of compromise for lasting friendship, this story is one worth reading.