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Little Mouse

By Alison Murray

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

A stylishly illustrated and cosy tale of a journey to bedtime, with lots of animal noises and actions to copy!

Little Mouse can waddle like a penguin, eat like a horse and splash like a whale. So why does her mother call her Little Mouse? Because, sometimes, it's nice to be quiet and cosy, especially when it's time to cuddle with your mum.
Alison Murray, working with Scottish Booktrust as their first writer-in-residence, has created this engaging and heart-warming story about the relationship between a little girl and her mother.

'Delightfully illustrated... a warm and wonderful premise.' Junior Magazine

'Engaging and heart-warming. Lovely for story-times and bestime reading.' Peters Gazette

Biographical Notes

Alison Murray grew up in Lanarkshire near Glasgow and studied Textile Design at Glasgow School of Art. After graduating she moved to London and worked in a variety of jobs including bookseller and rug designer before completing a MA in Design for Interactive Media at Middlesex University. She then co-founded, created and built a successful Interactive Media company and sold it before moving back to Scotland. Alison has now found her niche, writing and illustrating children's picture books. Her first book was the highly-acclaimed Apple Pie ABC, closely followed by One, Two That's My Shoe!, both published by Orchard and both featuring her characters, Georgie and Grace. Hickory Dickory Dog features Zac and Rufus and a rather unusual day at school! Alison became Scottish Book Trust's first Writer-in-Residence. As part of her residency, she developed a book, Little Mouse, with a group of parents involved in the Home-Start scheme which was published by Orchard. Alison lives in Glasgow with her husband, her daughter and their dog.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408316320
  • Publication date: 07 Feb 2013
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
Engaging and heart-warming. Lovely for story-times and bestime reading. — Peters Gazette
Wonderfully simple book with strong illustrations. — Angels & Urchins
A sweet picture book. — Guardian
Wonderfully simple book with strong illustrations. — Angels & Urchins
Delightfully illustrated... a warm and wonderful premise. — Junior
Alison's style is unique, with a delightful colour palette and bold shapes. — Tiverton Gazette
With beautiful retro-styled illustrations and a simple comforting story, this engaging picturebook from Scottish writer/artist Alison Murray will please adults and children alike. — Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reads
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