Kazuo Iwamura's adorable rodents return for a summer adventure in Seven Little Mice Go to the Beach. In this installment, the family gets ready for a trip to the beach and Father insists on making seven life preservers. He ties a rope to each one saying, "You children are good little swimmers, but we need to be safe in the water." His concern is a bit of foreshadowing because he's the one who ends up stranded on a rock when the tide comes in during his afternoon nap. Quick thinking on the part of Mother and the children results in a creative rescue and Father admits, sheepishly, "Now it's time for me to take swimming lessons!"