The Bravest Mouse
By Maria Barbero. Sasha's mother has always told him he is the most handsome mouse in the world, but one day he sees his reflection in a pot lid and discovers that he has a big black circle around his left eye. Self-conscious about his birthmark, Sasha manages to forget his own troubles only when a mouse-eating cat threatens the neighborhood. Cleverly thwarting the cat, Sasha wins the respect and admiration of his peers, who from then on all want to have birthmarks just like Sasha's!