Thames & Hudson
'A lift-the-flap celebration of the seasons that’s guaranteed to get readers out into the forest exploring' - Observer, a Children’s Book of the Year 2022
An exquisitely illustrated novelty picture book with die-cut flaps that follows the woodland ramblings of Mouse through the change in seasons.
Written in a gentle rhyme that reflects the slow pace of Mouse’s rambling journey, and illustrated in the inimitable style of Alice Melvin, Mouse’s Wood is a heart-warming celebration of slow living in nature.
The story follows Mouse, who first ventures out in wintry January to visit his friend Squirrel. Mouse moves on to wake up Hedgehog for the arrival of spring and as he continues along the path in the wood, Mouse’s journey from friend to friend maps out the changes in seasons from January through to December, from picnicking among the bluebells with Mole in May and picking berries with Dormouse in June, to taking refuge in Fox’s cozy caravan as winter draws in.
About the Author
Illustrator Alice Melvin was born in the north-east of England and now lives in Scotland.
Her first children’s book An A to Z Treasure Hunt was published by Tate in 2007. Alice went on to publish a further eight titles with Tate including Counting Birds, The High Street and Grandma’s House, winning a Book Trust Best New Illustrator Award in 2011. Alice has also worked with Tate on an extensive range of children’s merchandise including many interactive ‘cut-out-and-make’ kits and children’s clothing.
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29.5 x 24.5 cm 32 pages
Hard back story book with lift up flaps.
Reading age 3 years up.
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