The Tale of Despereaux is written by Kate DiCamallo. Reviewed by Geoff Cochran.
The Tale of Despereaux is a young mouse unlike any other. Instead of scurrying, he runs. Instead of being afraid of cats, he likes them. He cannot be caught by any mouse trap, and, instead of nibbling on books, he reads them. Craziest of all, his best friend is a human. Altogether, Despereaux is plain curious. But curiosity can get you into trouble sometimes. People of all ages will like this book once they start reading. There is a good chance you’ll read and re-read this book many times because this book will keep you wanting for more all throughout the book.