Some things are just too hard to give up.
In this Caldecott Honor book for children, Owen can't part with his fuzzy yellow blanket ("Fuzzy goes where I go."). His parents are okay with this childhood obsession...until their nosy neighbor Mrs. Tweezers (what a great name!) sticks her pointy rodent nose where it doesn't belong. She whispers comments into the willing ears of Owen's parents, insisting that Owen is "a little old" to be carrying a blanket around. Mrs. Tweezers tells them about the Blanket Fairy, who (according to Mrs. Tweezers) will leave a gift if Owen puts his blanket under his pillow (sounds suspiciously like the Tooth Fairy). Owen doesn't fall for this scam, nor does he go for the vinegar trick or anything other suggestion busybody Mrs. Tweezers has to offer. Just when it looks like little Owen has outsmarted all the grown-up mice, something threatens to break his bond with his blanket forever - Kindergarten!
Most children enjoy reading books by Kevin Henkes. Why? Maybe they like the way his characters act just like kids themselves. Take Lilly, the talkative mouse who loves to be the center of attention. Or Sheila Rae, the (mostly) brave mouse. Or Chrysanthemum, the shy mouse who hated her loooooong name. Like the others, Owen is an entertaining book for families to read over and over again.
For other more books about mice, try If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff or The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo (see links below).