Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mouse, look out!

Mouse, Look Out!

Written by Judy Waite
Illustrated by Norma Burgin
Published by Little Tiger Press

An abandoned house, a creepy setting for a children's tale but this charming story of a mouse making his way back "home" is enchanting and absolutely beautifully illustrated. On every page, secretive eyes watch the mouse's every movement and finding these eyes / finding the shadows of the stalking cat are all part of the fun. 

A great twist in the tale at the end too!

If you're anything like me, and are a fan of those urban exploration blogs where photographers find their way into abandoned buildings and take pictures of the human detritus left behind, then this will definitely appeal. For children who like their slightly spooky stuff to have a neat payoff at the end, it's a winner. 

Charlotte's best bit: Finding the various sets of eyes in each picture.

Daddy's favourite bit: Where the mouse makes his nest. 

Rating: 4 out of 5

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