18 – 22 March
Hyaline House Publishing April 2013
About the Book
Tania Abbey is so excited. She’s waited and waited and it’s finally her turn to bring Pepperoni, the class mouse, home for a week. But her mum isn’t convinced – not with Gran coming to stay – and when Tania’s brother Daniel is involved in a serious accident, the little black and white mouse doesn’t seem quite so important after all. Unimportant, that is, until one night Pepperoni decides to escape…
About the Author
Penny Reeve grew up as the child of missionary parents in a variety of cross cultural settings. She then went to university, got married and served for several years herself in PNG and Nepal.
She now lives with her family in Western Sydney and is the author of 11 children’s books including the very popular Find the Animal series for young children and the social-justice themed Tania Abbey novels.
Narelle: I really enjoyed reading this delightful children’s book. Tania Abbey is the kind of girl you’d like your daughter to befriend. She is kind, thoughtful and not afraid to embark on a few adventures. Pepperoni is a cute mouse who plays a pivotal role in the story.
The story flows well and we gain an insight into Tania’s faith as she deals with various issues, including her brother’s accident. I was a little confused by the significance of a couple of minor characters until I realised More than a Mouse is not the first book in the series. I recommend this book to children who are looking for an engaging story that reveals Biblical truths.