"The evolutions of this tale are arbitrary and mechanically carried out; neither Dennard nor Burns, with her pale illustrations, settles into either pure fancy or droll matter-of-factness, but hovers somewhere in between. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When young Travis Jay MacArthur builds a super mechanical trap to eliminate his Aunt Millie's mouse problem, he is amazed to discover that it captures a ``Better Mouse''—a talking, bespectacled mouse almost as tall as he is.
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