Tom-Tom and the Punch Bowl of Irish Moss is a lively tale of a mongoose that lost his way and ended up in the dining room of a terrified family. The story is full of excitement as it details the adventures of a frightened creature. The story shows sensitivity to the creatures of the environment as well as how traumatized an animal can be when it loses its path and ends up in unfamiliar surroundings. It is an excellent tool for teaching young children how to interact with animals in the environment. It also incorporates literary techniques such as grammar and figurative language.