TMCM is one of nine stories in this collection. The version seems to reduplicate that in Kincaid's Town Mouse and Country Mouse (1985), and the illustrations are selected from those there. Curiously, an illustration of the country mouse admiring fruit is switched in order from the city (where it belongs) to a position before the two mice leave the country. Apparently the editor was keeping to a plan to alternate small and large illustrations. Notice the illustration of the town mouse in ascot on the title page. This book is in the same series as Kincaid's Aesop's Fables (1993). As with several of the other cover pictures here, the TMCM illustration on this book's cover is not used with the story itself inside the book.