When Tommy's first-grade class puts on a play about Peter Rabbit, he's sure to get the starring role. But in in this tale for readers 4 to 8, Tommy talks too much in class, so his teacher decides that he should play Mopsy instead—and he doesn't have any lines! If he can't be the star, Tommy can still get the audience's attention by being a comic mime. He will succeed in stealing the show, but he will also learn a lesson about knowing his place. Tomie dePaola's illustrations of the kids dressed up as Beatrix Potter characters are sure to bring a smile.