Well, at least SOME mothers aren't up-in-arms about the proliferation of filthy, dirty, disease carriers.
Scholastic Books blogger Librarian Mom wrote a post called, "Long May They Squeak: A Scurry of Mouse Books," in which she gushed about the marvelous history of mouse-themed books for kids. (Including Babymouse, natch.)
Babymouse. Or rather, Babymouse! Lover of cupcakes and books! Master of living inside her own head, because it is so much more interesting and exciting than dull old everyday reality! Cartoon heroine for the ages! Or at least, for about ages 6-9, especially those who like graphic novels. By Jennifer and Matthew Holm.