We are reading this delightful little book, by Ursula Vernon.  What better to do on a sick day, than curl up on the sofa in your PJs and read a cute story about a little shrew and a fun little adventure that falls in his lap?

We also spent a little time surfing the internet for information on real shrews.  Not quite so cute in real life, but still truly fascinating.  In case you’re interested, we learned a little here, and a lot here, and here.

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(Common Shrew.  Picture in the public domain)