This is an oldie but goody. This book comes to mind every fall for me. Meddaugh tells the Cinderella story from the point of view of a rat, who becomes a coachboy. The story takes strange and humorous turns including a misunderstanding that gets his sister (a rat) turned into a girl by a confused wizard. Lots of laughs as the story unfolds in unexpected ways.
For me the best part of the story is its moral and true-life lesson…
“Life is full of surprises, so you may as well get used to it.”
Find the book here… https://www.amazon.com/Cinderellas-Rat-Susan-Meddaugh/dp/061812540X
And since we’re talking older but wonderful October stories, here’s a quick shout out for The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis, illustrated by S.D. Schindler.
This one is a no brainer for pumpkin fun. It’s a rhyming farm family romp that has a delicious ending!