Even though this had a good faith-based moral message about avoiding temptation even though sometimes it could be easier, I felt as if the story did not have closure. Did the 2 mice cousins continue to have trouble with the rat pirates? Did the mice reach France safely? Was the rest of the voyage uneventful? Were they reunited with their families speedily, or were there delays?
If the story had had a satisfactory ending, and not left so many unanswered questions, I would have given this a higher rating.