This read-aloud or early reader book is fun and colorful. Main character Wilbur Wickerwill is having fun flying his new kite when it gets snagged on a tree. He ventures into the woods to find it and gets lost!
He is befriended by a little mouse who speaks in rhymes. The smartest critter in the woods, Herman S. Mouse (the "S" stands for Sam) is the problem-solver of the forest. He elicits the help of his friend Big Rosie the elephant (with bright red toenails) to help get Wilbur home safely.
The unlikely friendship of a mouse and elephant makes this a cute story. The moral "don't venture off alone" is there, but not preachy. Check out the preview to see a few pages.