Friday, March 22, 2013

More than a Mouse

~ An Aussie Review ~ 


Hyaline House Publishing April 2013


Penny Reeve

About the Book
Tania Abbey is so excited. She’s waited and waited and it’s finally her turn to bring Pepperoni, the class mouse, home for a week. But her mum isn’t convinced – not with Gran coming to stay - and when Tania’s brother Daniel is involved in a serious accident, the little black and white mouse doesn’t seem quite so important after all. Unimportant, that is, until one night Pepperoni decides to escape...

My thoughts... 
This is a great little book. The seriousness of Daniel's accident is very real and in your face. This is balanced well by the comical mousy escape. I love how we can all, children and adults alike, deal with our own issues, emotions and conflicts when reading fiction. I highly recommend this book. 

About the Author
Penny Reeve grew up as the child of missionary parents in a variety of cross cultural settings. She then went to university, got married and served for several years herself in PNG and Nepal.
She now lives with her family in Western Sydney and is the author of 11 children’s books including the very popular Find the Animal series for young children and the social-justice themed Tania Abbey novels.


  1. I am always looking for good lit for my classroom. This sounds great- thank you!

  2. Looks like a good read. Thanks, Michelle!


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