The minimal text is clear and straightforward, and the charming and evocative mixed-media illustrations are bright, distinctive, and appealing…Young listeners will delight in the gentle humor and embrace the story’s warmth and mild suspense.
In this companion book to A New House for Mouse (2004) and The Mouse Who Ate the Moon (2014), Little Mouse spies something shiny and red hanging from the tree branch…Horáek’s vibrant mixed-media collages illustrate the simply told story with drama and verve. A fine read-aloud choice for young children.
Between the bold, mixed-media illustrations and the opportunity to turn the story into a game (which animal is right? How can they work together? What do you think it is?), there is plenty here to hold children’s attention. An engaging addition.
—School Library Journal