The kids love this book....it's probably the 5th reading in our home. I even promised to read the mother's parts with a French accent! We'll just see/hear how that goes. I love the alternate title for this book: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread. That's just the beginnings of a good book. We may not get to visit France after all, but we'll enjoy it via the mouse-mother and the unlikely hero in this book.