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Marathon Mouse is the story of a young mouse who lives under the Verrazano Bridge and dreams of running the New York City Marathon. It is a story of courage and determination. It is a story about believing in yourself, following your dreams even when others don't necessarily support you, and working hard to accomplish something that matters on a personal level. But although all those important messages are present, none are heavy-handed, and what is likely to be most apparent is that it's simply a great story. In addition, it will introduce children to the world of running and marathoning, something that they may not have known much about before because it doesn't always receive the kind of attention that other sports do. Running is a sport that's accessible to most people - you don't need a lot of special equipment or a certain type of playing area or enough people to make up a team - and it can become a lifelong enjoyment that benefits health and fitness, so a little exposure to it at the picture book age may open doors kids didn't know were there. Above all, though, children will like this story for its underdog hero. They will empathize with his desire to do something special, and cheer him on in his endeavors. Marathon Mouse is an uplifting, inspiring story that kids will want to hear again and again and that adults will be happy to read. Highly recommended!
A child's book that is good for adults too. An excellent story for anyone considering a marathon and how determined you have to be. The character is a mouse. If a human can be like the mouse, them the marathon should be a piece of cake. Good story! Highly RECOMMEND!
This is the sweetest story about a resilient mouse who wants to run the New York Marathon and defies all odds and does it! You'll travel with Preston as this small mouse with a huge heart prepares for the biggest race of his life. I love how this book teaches little kids about the power of having a big dream to work towards! Lots of growth mindset language happening with Preston! My son loves this book and I hope that he, like Preston, learns that you can achieve the big scary goals in your life by giving your all, not giving up and taking that risk to accomplish it!
Super cute! My son read the book to his young daughters (2 and 4 years old) the night before he ran his first marathon! It really helped the girls understand what their Daddy was accomplishing! I highly recommend this book!
Very cute book about a mouse who wants to run the New York Marathon. We aren't runners, but my daughter laughed at many parts and really liked the story. More important to Mom, a good bedtime story length ... not too short or too long.