If there is a book that has totally equal chances of being a Newbery or Caldecott, this is it. The story is in the pictures and the text. This book is a very fast read, I read it in less than a day, it tells the story of Celeste, a house-mouse in the home where Audubon lives, in great detail. I recommend this happy, sweet story to children of all ages, it is easy enough for 8-year-olds but older kids could get more out of it, too. I was glad to read such a light story after so many books that have made me cry.