Here is a very fun story that teaches teamwork, never quitting, and being creative through a group of rats and a family of mice. In this novel unit we explore these three qualities while having fun with the adventures of these animals. (It almost makes me love mice.... almost!) Actually, I can say that I have received some of my best writing assignments from my students from this novel study. There are so many examples to demonstrate to them how to document and provide examples from literature. The kids love this novel. I usually save I for the end of the year to keep their interest as summer approaches!