This is an adorable children's book that tells the tale of a mouse who helps a frog, then asks the frog to "pay it forward" so to speak. The story continues as one character helps another, then that one helps the next. The moral to the story is that helping others is its own reward, yet also that what comes around goes around. The mouse who started the chain of positive events eventually learns just how great an impact he had on the wildlife of the area--just by his one act, he influenced many.
The author obviously is well schooled in children's literature, as the rhyming and alliteration is age appropriate. It creates interest in the story as well as exercising the cognitive learning functions of the younger child. The vocabulary is appropriate as well. Good luck to this author and illustrator who published an adorable book for all.
This is one of the best children's picture books in recent years. The moral of the story is not overpowering, just a sweet story about animals helping each other, and a lovely way to explain 'pay it forward to children'. I absolutely love the dreamy font used, as otherwise all picture books would be the same. However, I have just noticed that there is a 'dyslexia friendly' version of this book available, with a very readable font.