If you haven't met the characters of Dimwood Forest, this is a good book to start with. Avi is one of my favorite authors - the only reason his books are listed for children is that some people think adults are to grown up for such stories - well they are wrong!
"As a deer mouse she may be one of the earth's smallest mammals,but Poppy has a huge heart and an endless store of courage and courage and energy
her in good stead through thrilling adventures"
A bereaved deermouse sets out to inform her fiance's family of his untimely death. As one of the smallest mammals in the forest, what adventures will she encounter? An endearing story.
Devasted over the death of her fiance, Ragweed, Poppy, a deer mouse, travels to bring the sad news to Ragweed's family. But Poppy and her prickly porcupine pal, Ereth, arrive to find the valley where Ragweed lived flooded by beavers! Poppy and Ragweed's brother Rye face kidnapping, imprisonment, and a daring rescue to fight the beavers. While Rye-who has lived in his brother's shadow-fights to prove himself worthy of Poppy's love.