Top critical review
on December 29, 2001
I generally love Jan Brett's work and "Town Mouse Country Mouse" is no exception. As with all of Brett's stories, there is the title story and usually one or two going on in the margins. The title story was superb and beautiful. However, the margin story of the cat and the owl I disliked. I understand they were necessary as an element of suspense when they entered the title story, but they detracted not only from the presentation of the book but the actual fable as well. I like this book, but Brett's "The Hat," "The Mitten," or "Beauty and the Beast" are much more unified in coherance between the title story and the margin stories. Happy Reading!