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by Aaron Shepard

illustrated by Kim Gamble



“I’m quick and smart as I can be. Try and try, but you can’t catch me!”

Mouse Deer sings his song as he walks through the forest looking for tasty fruits and roots and shoots. Though he is small, he is not afraid. He knows that many big animals want to eat him — but first they have to catch him!

In these delightful trickster tales from Southeast Asia, find out how Mouse Deer gets the best of his enemies — Tiger, Crocodile, and the most dangerous animal of all, Farmer!



1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Ages 0-8, Folklore, Non-fiction