This book tells how mice evolve–and help humans slow down the rate of climate change.
It began in Silicon Valley not very long ago, when the young humans who worked there ate food at their desks, and didn’t always freak out when mice came by for left-over pizza crusts. A few of the humans even let mice stick around to watch them work.
And that’s all it took. After a time, these pioneer mice found they could read and write and use computers themselves. They taught their friends, who taught their friends, and soon mice throughout the land could e-mail each other, and write opinions in mouse blogs, and check facts in Whiskerpedia, and take on-line courses on nutrition and safety and human behavior and world events.
But using human computers was a pain. The mice desperately needed a computer their size, one they could use behind the walls. The Big Cheese, leader of the Mouse Nation, launched a search–and a clan in Cleveland, Ohio, reported the great news: an inventor and his ten-year-old niece had just made the world’s smallest computer.
And the rest is history, as mice all over the world are now working to solve a problem that affects all species: the problem of climate change.
“Genuine goodwill, humor and impressive believability will have readers longing for mice as friends—not to mention political allies.“ Kirkus Book Reviews
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Illustrations copyright © 2011 by Stephanie Yue