Not every human family has a mouse who puts their children to sleep with bedtime stories. Our family was privileged to have a story-telling mouse named Bill, who could speak and read English. Bill popped out of his mouse hole most nights to regale us with stories in which the characters often bore the same names as the members of our family.
Rich runs through the open door of a firehouse to escape Max, the cat. Lost – and worried about his missing brother, Cliff – Rich finds a new friend and protector in Spot, the firehouse dog. A 4th of July celebration and a fire lead Rich and Spot into adventure and an unexpected reunion.
Illustrated by Betsy Feinberg