by George Selden
Here's another of several stories about Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat, beginning with The Cricket in Times Square
. In this one, the odd pair goes to visit Chester Cricket in Connecticut. It's not just a social visit; it's an emergency. Chester needs their help foiling a plan to turn his meadow into an apartment complex, and only the animals and a handful of children seem to care.
With lots of warmth, comedy, and a little hair-raising drama (including a flood that almost sweeps Tucker and Chester away) the story finally climaxes with a brilliant ploy to stop the bulldozers. It's hard not to like these characters, and this is a decent story. Well recommended.
Recommended Age: 8+
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