Why We Love It
A talking mouse falls in love with a human princess. Armed with only a needle, Despereaux goes on a mission to rescue Princess Pea from the evil rat Roscoe and a servant girl named Miggery Sow. This is a fabulous read-aloud as the story has complex themes written in accessible language for young children. DiCamillo’s writing is both rich in imagery and descriptive with a timeless quality. The story visits themes of love, duty, honor and redemption. Share this story with someone you love.
- Using felt, glue and googly eyes, make a mouse bookmark like the one pictured below.
- Watch the 93-minute movie by clicking here.
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