When I received this book as a gift last Christmas, I didn't know what to expect. I had gotten many Christmas books before, and some I liked, and others I didn't think were as good. But "The Christmas Mouse" by artist and writer Robert Segarra turned out to be a breath of fresh air. I thought the illustrations and the story, which seem at first innocent and one-dimensional are actually much more important. I learned that even through some very simple examples, we as human beings can also learn the important message of the season of Christmas.