Robert A. Middleton
Octavio and the Hungry Snake by Robert A. Middleton

Octavio is no ordinary mouse. He knows how to do
something that no other mouse knows how to do.
What he knows may even save his life! Armed only
with his special knowledge, and a little bit of cheese,
Octavio sets off on an adventure that brings him face
to face with a mouse’s greatest fear! Swiftly thinking
and determined to be brave, Octavio must find a way
to escape from a creature that wants only one thing—
to make Octavio his dinner! Will Octavio make it home
to tell his extraordinary tale?     B &