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Mouse's Wood: A Year in Nature (Mouse’s Adventures) (Hardcover)

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This charming book about Mouse and his friends in spreads about each month is so much fun to read.  You will pour over all the details ~ especially the illustrations under each flap.

Recommended by Mary

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An exquisitely illustrated picture book with special die-cut flaps that follows the woodland ramblings of Mouse and highlights the change in seasons. 

Written with a gentle rhyme that reflects the slow pace of Mouse’s rambling journey, and illustrated in Alice Melvin’s inimitable style, Mouse’s Wood is a heartwarming celebration of slow living in nature. This beautifully designed book also features special die-cut flaps and includes a spread featuring a nature calendar of plants, birds, and animals for children to search for in the wild.

Mouse 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. 

About the Author

Alice Melvin is an award-winning illustrator and product designer based in Edinburgh. Her picture books for children, including Grandma’s House, The High Street, Counting Birds, and An A-to-Z Treasure Hunt, have together sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. In 2022, Mouse’s Wood won the Junior Design Award’s gold for Best Pre-Schooler Book 3–5 years.

Praise For…

The months roll around with pleasant rhymes and beguiling artwork.

— The Wall Street Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780500652701
ISBN-10: 0500652708
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Mouse’s Adventures