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Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite
Reginald P. Howard both wrote and illustrated Here Come the Mice. His story is the tale of a low-ranked college basketball team that amazingly advances to the championship against the Big Cats. The Big Cats are favored to beat the Muskogee Mice by a margin of 10 to 1. Warren predicts the Mice will win. He has faith against all hope. The teams arrive and are greeted very differently. The Big Cats receive a gracious reception with a significant number of fans. The Mice land unnoticed. This is undoubtedly going to be disastrous for the Mice. The game that was going to be a shoo-in for the Big Cats turned out to be the game of the century. Join Reginald as he relates this thrilling game.
Reginald P. Howard loves to draw. His drawing caused his wife to suggest he share his artwork with others in the form of a book. The outcome of this suggestion is Here Come the Mice, the story of an epic victory over impossible odds. Reginald writes as if he is the Mice’s mascot sharing his view of the game. The text is richly illustrated by Reginald’s original drawings. This book catches the excitement and the despair of sports. Parents can use this book to teach children about good sportsmanship. Too often, young people are not being taught how to both graciously win and lose. I can recommend this book to any young person who is interested in sports. Perseverance, even as the underdog, pays off. This book teaches young people to keep on trying even in the face of unbelievable odds.