Tanuki: Meeting New Friends

Meet Tanuki, the adventurous raccoon. He lives behind the barn on the farmer's farm. He has a big job watching over the whole farm and all his animal friends. One day, he unexpectedly happens upon four little mice in the barn, who become his forever friends! Tanuki helps the mice siblings learn a valuable lesson while they solve a mystery. First, the little mice jump to conclusions and learn the hard way that it's better to get all the facts. Then Tanuki and Mama Mouse use teamwork to create the most unusual birthday surprise for the little mice. You'll never guess what it is.

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it" (Prov. 22:6, NIV).

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you" (Matt. 7:12, NIV).

--Pamela J. Johnson