Mortimer the mouse lives in a hole under the stairs. Everyday he creeps about looking for good things to eat. One time, he sees something new--a house that's just his size! But there are statues in this house, so he lugs them out. Each day, he finds that the statues have been put back in his new house, and each time he pulls them all out again. One evening he overhears the humans read a story, and realizes the significance of the little statues--especially the little baby! Recommended for ages 2 to 6.