Mouse and Mongoose were modeled after the ever-popular Frog and Toad series of early readers for kids featuring an odd-couple friendship and everyday stories of adventure.
Mouse and Mongoose Find a Rainbow in Hawai‘i is the local spin on this relationship and gives Hawai‘i’s kids a story set in a location they can relate to.
Mouse and Mongoose are best friends. One day, Mongoose visits Mouse and tells him he has never seen a rainbow. Ready for a day of fun, Mouse agrees to help him find one.
They look under rocks. At the tops of trees. On a mountain. Down at the beach. But they cannot find a rainbow. Mouse enjoys everything they see and do. Mongoose, however, gets grumpier and grumpier.
In the end, Mouse tries to show Mongoose a different way of thinking. Although Mongoose will never change, he realizes the importance of sharing a beautiful Hawaiian day—even a grumpy one—with a friend.