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The mice, Sniff and Scurry, venture without hesitation into the maze to find more cheese and the two other characters, Hem and Haw, hang back and discuss and debate what they should do next.
"You can't hem and haw because someone else less fussy will beat you to it.
For example, at one point, Hem and Haw must decide to leave their comfort zone.
With its endearing characters, Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw, it seems a simple story, but its message about opening your mind to change stays with you long after you have finished it.
There are two little mice named Sniff and Scurry as well as two little people named Hem and Haw. When the four of them discovered they no longer had any cheese, Sniff and Scurry immediately set out to find some.