A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about how I like to imagine stories about little animals; The Wind in the Willows is a good example. Since then I have read several comments from women who enjoy the book. If you do like the story about Rat and Mole, I think you would also find Abel's Island, by William Steig, to be interesting. It is about a mouse who gets swept away in a rainstorm and winds up stranded on a river island for a year. George A Woods, for The New York Times, writes, "Abelard is, one hopes, all of us -- proud, resourceful, despairing, persevering and eventually, triumphant." This was a Newberry Honor book.