Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew
By Ursula Vernon
In this animal fantasy, Nurk, a shrew who likes clean socks, sets out hoping (sort of) for adventure. Inspired by his famous and heroic grandmother, he paddles down a stream in a boat he made from a snail shell. He rescues a dragonfly princess from the stream and becomes a reluctant hero who is happy to return to his quiet life at home.
Harcourt, 2008. ISBN: 9780152063757