Little Mouse Macaroni, an inquisitive and mischievous mouse, lives with his family on a horse ranch. He runs around the ranch all day, but his favorite place is the stables. That’s where Amadeus, the big aristocratic stallion, lives and Macaroni is dying to make friends with him. But Amadeus ignores him. One day, he nearly treads on him and Macaroni cries.
A horse can’t be friends with a mouse, his brother tells him, because they can’t play together or run races. This makes Macaroni even sadder. But he refuses to play with Miki the cat who’s always sucking up to him, or with Terry the stuck up poodle.
No, Macaroni just wants to be friends with Amadeus. So very early the next morning, he rushes to the stable and while he’s waiting for Amadeus to wake up, he falls asleep again. All of a sudden, something tickles his ear and when he opens his eyes, he sees the most beautiful horse ever, with the kindest eyes. It is Balony, a friendly pony who has just come to the ranch. Balony loves children and gives them rides on his back. So at last, Little Mouse Macaroni has found a true friend, and he isn’t sad anymore.
Illustrations: Galia Armeland