G'day, mate! I was searching for ideas for my new book, and my friend Petunia Pretty Paws knew just where to find them: in Australia. Holey cheese, it sounded like a fabumouse adventure! But between surfing with sharks, being chased by poisonous snakes, and getting lost in the outback, I was beginning to wonder if this trip down under was really a good idea. Kangaroos and koalas and crocs — oh, my! Would I ever see New Mouse City again?