The Great Boat Race
Kitty Richards, Carolyn Bracken
(HarperCollins, Oct. 20, 1999)
These two engaging, simple texts are just right for beginning readers or for storytime sharing. In the first, Stuart tries to convince George that having a mouse for a brother isn't so bad. In the second, Stuart is tricked into leaving home and must endure chases and challenges as he tries to make his way back.