It wasn't as if Moxy Maxwell hadn't "tried "to do her summer reading. She and "Stuart Little "had been inseparable all summer, like best friends. If "Stuart Little "wasn't in her backpack, it was in her lap . . . or holding up the coffee table . . . or getting splashed when Moxy went swimming. But now it's the end of August--the day before fourth grade. And if Moxy doesn't read "all "of "Stuart Little "immediately, there are going to be "consequences."
It may look like Moxy is doing nothing, but actually she is very busy with a zillion highly crucial thingsNlike 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.
"From the Hardcover edition."