So the first level starts off in the alley way where Tandy loses her mother. From there, you set out on your adventure.
As you can see, the first map is rather large. One thing to notice are the roads are covered with Battle Triggers. If you walk Little Tandy out in the roads (not at a crosswalk or sidewalk), you have a chance to do battle with a car. I'll tell you one thing, no matter how hard you hit a car, a car hits back harder.
I've also planned out the rat story (simple as it may be, I think it will be rewarding to go through it).
I'm still unsure what I want to go on in the park and on the far right of the map. I know how I want the map / stage to end, but unsure the best way to go about it.