It may look like Moxy is doing nothing, but actually she is very busy with a zillion highly crucial things, like cleaning up her room (sort of) and training her dog and taking a much-needed rest in the hammock. Just look at the pictures her twin brother Mark takes to document it all - they're scattered throughout - and you'll see why it's so difficult to make time for a book about a mouse.
Of course our heroine does manage to finish her book, falling so in love with it that she finds herself reading under the covers with a flashlight, late into the night.
©2008 Peggy Gifford; (P)2008 Listening Library
"With its brilliantly accessible application of a usually complex narrative technique, this work represents a significant raising of the bar for writers of chapter books. Technique or no technique, kids will recognize Moxy - and they will love her." (Kirkus Reviews)
"The short, sassy chapters have an immediacy that may have readers wringing their hands as the clock ticks down." (Booklist)
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