This is a fascinating look at removing land mines. They train the rats to smell the explosives and take them out to find them.
Albert Whitman and Company and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you). It has been published and you can get a copy now.
The rat tells you his story. He starts as he trains and then takes you into the minefields to watch him work. He did so well, he got a gold medal.
I knew such animals existed but his story is touching. This is a good way to teach your child some history.