Errol the mouse likes to wander about in the daytime. This is unusual for a mouse because most mice prefer to be up and around in the nighttime. Errol lives with his parents and his many brothers and sisters in a warm, cozy burrow under the old blue garbage box on Beachy Cove Drung. Old Rat, Errol’s best friend, lives in the woodpile near by. Errol loves to visit and listen to Old Rat’s stories. Old Rat has taught Errol many important lessons, to be brave, to read lots and learn as much as he can, and to be kind to everyone he meets.