Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Kiki - Perfectly Imperfect by Pauline Gibb

Kiki lives in Japan with his Mom and siblings.  He's a white mouse with a red mark on the back of his neck.  He has a hard time sneaking out at night and has to wear a dark colored jacket for camouflage.  They live in Japan.

Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd let me read this book for review (thank you).  I has been published and you can grab a copy now.

As he learns from his mother and older brother, he's growing more stealthy and can now travel on his own.  It doesn't take long before he wants to travel the world and see more of the country.  He sneaks on a ship going to Australia by hiding in a laundry bag.  The first animal he encounters on board is a cat!  Luckily, he's fed well enough he doesn't feel like bothering the mouse.  Soon they are buddies.  They even save each others lives.

Australia is a big country.  He checks ports here and there and finally lets the ship leave without him.  He visits a carnival and finds a female mouse in a petting school.  He helps her escape.  They spend several months there but when she finds out she's pregnant, she wants to go to Japan.

I love how they hide and sneak around without being detected.  Kiki runs into some rats but he tells them a story and they leave him alone.

They travel back but his home has burnt to the ground.  Does he have any family left?  Where are they?

This was a great story to read.  I enjoy mouse stories.  Why don't you give it a try?

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