Murray the mouse goes into town for the carrot he needs to make Perfect Soup, and soon finds himself with a chain of favors that will work only if a friendly snowman can help him gets things started.
A cumulative tale for winter, this tidy story finds Murray the mouse planning on making Perfect Soup. But he doesn't have a carrot, the essential ingredient. So he asks the farmer for a carrot, only to discover that he must help haul wood. Asking the horse for help elicits another favor, and so on. But when the tired mouse befriends the snowman, he might just get what he's looking for. With illustrations.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Animals / Mice + Hamsters + Guinea Pigs + etc., Cooking + Food, Social Issues / Friendship, General