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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
The characters demonstrate kindness, bravery, resourcefulness, and determination in the face of adversity.
Violence & Scariness
A mouse is caught in a "humane" trap and is dumped outside the city.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There are mice dating, falling in love, and two mice kiss.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult mice are shown drinking alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this book contains some adult mice drinking alcohol and a mouse is caught in a humane trap. Theater vocabulary makes this a good book to introduce live theater productions to kids.
Is It Any Good?
There is something really cute about mice dressed up and acting like humans and this book by Andrews and her daughter Emma is no exception. From the "moused-up" song titles: "Muenster Makes the World Go Round," "Squeakin' in the Rain," and "If I Was a Rich Mouse," to the detailed descriptions of whisker twitches and scurrying, the book is charming and informative for little readers who don't know much about the life of theater people -- or mice.
In the paperback there are some fun extras including a theater vocabulary list, a newspaper review of the final show, a Playbill from Broadway Airs, and advice for "theater mice."
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