Published: 2012 by Candlewick Press
Level: Early Years (R-2)
A very special story written with wonderful words. A chapter book for young readers prepared to enjoy a challenge in understanding the setting and theme. Jenny is a little mouse who enjoys being looked after by her elderly Italian grandfather. She is his 'little biscotti'. the story is set in the American city of Boston, a mouse world that exists alongside the human world. From her grandfather Jenny learns about what is important in life as well as how to button buttons and draw J for Jenny. When her grandfather dies Jenny misses him and despite the wonderful things she now does with her busy restaurant owner parents, she struggles with her grief. Finally she discovers a way to remember him with her 'heart at peace'. Lovely soft illustrations that go well with the story. A lovely story to have read aloud.