Mice are Nice by Charles Ghigna is a great book to use in a kindergarten to first grade classroom. The setting of the story takes place in a pet store, and the author is telling the reader the best pet to choose is a mouse. Ghigna names the pets in the pet store, and tells the reader, why this would not be a good pet to bring home, besides the mice. He comes up with all these reasons why mice are the best, and the other animals should not be a choice to the buyer. At the end, Ghigna makes it clear that mice are the only pet a person will ever need. This will help students because of the rhyming text and knowing what animals can do.
Lexile Level: 130L