Max the mouse and his friends like to play ball—except when the local bully Rico takes it from them and storms off to his burrow. The friends can’t believe it. All they can do now is sit around sulking about how mean he is. But when Rico’s mother makes him give the ball back, instead of staying angry, Max decides to invite him to come play with them. The rest of the animals think he’s crazy. Won’t Rico just steal the ball again? Maybe not if they give him a chance to join in the fun. This delightful book offers a reminder that sharing is the best way for everyone to have fun.