Five Nice Mice & The Great Car Race
Michael Neugebauer, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
heir names are Bon Bon, Whisk, Teeny, Nibble and Abby. These five adventurous mice are about to compete in a very special auto race with the
Ultimate Piece of Cheese
as the prize for the winner.
irst they will have to construct their car from an old soda can and other spare parts. Then someone will have to step up and offer to drive the car while the other four mice are passengers.
nce they leave the starting line, the mice will have to make it through crowded city streets without getting stepped on or overturned by the people and animals who create a course hazard. Finally, it will be a mad drive through the park and city outdoor market as the racers head for the finish line.
hen their battery begins to die, Nibble comes up with a clever solution that enables the five mice to just squeak across the finish line to take the delicious prize. But, the biggest surprise of all happens after the race when the mice make sure everyone is a winner.
irst published in Japan, this is a special story about cooperation, friendship and generosity. Fortunately, now children in other countries can enjoy this picture book and its engaging characters.
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