18 - 22 March
Hyaline House Publishing April 2013
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...
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.
I have to say this book wasn't what I was expecting, from the title I thought the main character was a mouse and found out it was infact a girl called Tania. Tania is so excited to be looking after the class mouse for a week much to her mothers horror. Add the fact her gran is going to visit and is terrified of mice it adds to the story. When her brother had an accident we see what is really important. The mouse still has some lessons to teach us and there are quite a few lessons to be learnt from this book. This is the third in the series but if you haven't read the other ones you will still be able to follow the story. The book reads well and would suit young readers around 7 - 12. Good children's book.