The most likable rat in Venice has to be Guido. Guido is the owner of a little gondola which everyone loves to ride. With his huge heart and expressive eyes, Guido thrives on making others happy. Yet, little bit by little bit, he begins listening to a few peoples advice as they insist bigger is always better. Children will be delighted as they follow Guido because as each page is turned, they know before Guido does the trouble hes heading into. But, it appears that Guido only listens to those that say bigger is better. The beautiful, water-color illustrations capture Guidos zest and aim to please. Guidos Gondola is a wonderful, morality tale of tranquility and peace versus greed. Though the message is obvious to adults, children will learn from the tale without even realizing a message is being taught. Children will be eager each time they listen to find out if 'bigger and better' really will make Guido happier.