Illustrated Rat

The Secret Lives of Mice

by Diana Hockley

Having a pet is a commitment, not something for which you beg your parents and then, two weeks later, are forced to care for. Parents should always remember that they will ultimately be caring for the animal! A decision to have a pet, therefore, needs to be a parental decision.

The Power

by Ron Van Sweringen

The rat came every day, taking its place before Nora on the damp stone floor. The drabness of the rodent's coat melded so well with his surroundings that he sometimes disappeared even while she was staring at him.