I picked this book up on a whim to read with my son and was pleasantly surprised. It is the story of a mouse society and the guards dedicated to protecting it. The guards are running low on food stores and medicine and are forced to venture into the winter to get help where they can. Along the way they are confronted with various dangers and enemies.
I don't read a lot of graphic novels, but this was a well developed story with some amazing illustrations. I enjoyed reading it aloud to my son, who absolutely loved it and kept begging for just one more chapter. We went back to another library to pick up the first book in the series and I look forward to finding out what exactly happened leading up to this book.
I gave this four stars. I came to this score by averaging my three stars and my son's five stars.