The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse

Written by Miriam Norton • Illustrated by Garth Williams

Reviewed by Janelle D. (age 7)

The story begins with a happy mouse family that has a summer and a winter home. When they moved to their summer home they found a furry bundle. It was a kitten. What would the family do? They decided to adopt the homeless kitten and help it become a good mouse too. They named him Mickey. Mickey learned to be a really good mouse and he helped the family a lot. But one day some kids found the kitten. They saw that he was acting just like a mouse. They held Mickey up to a mirror. Then Mickey figured out he was a cat! He had to decide what to do next. The story has a good ending that makes everyone happy.

I liked the story a lot because it was fun to read about a kitten who thought he was a mouse. It was interesting to read about the differences between what mice and cats do. Also, the pictures of the mice and the kitten were so cute. It was a book I would like to read again.

This book would be great for all children to read, because it tells how to get along with others even if you are very different. I think that would be a great lesson for adults too.

Janelle D. is a student in Ms. Govek's 2nd Grade Class
2006-2007