Dedicated to the children of the Thomas Carroll Elementary School and to the Smith Family... who really did lose their chocolate chips to a mouse family.

Special thanks to the Massachusetts Department of Education whose funding supported teachers and parents in the development of this story.

© CAST, 2005

Grateful acknowledgment is made for permission to use the following materials in this book: Bake (racks, snacks, dessert), mice (mammal, pest, cheese), chimney (buildings, vent, ranch), surprise (surprised) © 2009 JupiterimagesCorporation all rights reserved.