This month’s read aloud celebrates the gift of friendship.  The Sugar Mouse Cake is a beloved classic about the friendship between a poor pastry chef and his pet mouse, Tina.  What a lovely opportunity to discuss with our children how truly precious a good friend is, and to share with them some stories about our own childhood friends!  And of course, all we book lovers know that a good book has much in common with a good friend: the ability to make us laugh or cry, to wonder or hope, to dream or dare, and most importantly the ability to LIGHT up our world!