The Mouse Who Ate the Moon

By Petr Horacek

A beautiful peep-through story book about a mouse, a tasty piece of the moon and the importance of friendship.

When Little Mouse wakes one morning, she finds her dream has come true. Outside her burrow, a piece of the moon has fallen from the sky and it smells delicious. But what happens once Little Mouse has had a little nibble? Peep through the cut-out holes in this beautiful and heart-warming tale from the award-winning and much-loved Petr Horacek.

Categories: Novelty Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406348620
  • Published: 05 Jun 2014
  • Price: £9.99
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  • Size: 250 x 230 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews

Reviews

'Young children will love to peep through the cut-out holes in this beautiful and heart-warming tale from award-winning Petr Horacek' Surrey Advertiser

'Charming. Colourful illustrations and witty text' We Love This Book

'Young children will love to peep through the cut-out holes in this beautiful and heart-warming tale' Aldershot News and Mail

'A lovely peep-through story book . . . beautifully illustrated and a lovely story. It is easy to see why Mouse will become a firm favourite among young book lovers' South Wales Echo (and then also in Evening Gazette (Teeside), Chronicle (Newcastle), Daily Post (North Wales), Manchester Evening News, Coventry Telegraph, Birmingham Mail

'Delightful. Horacek’s books are mini-masterpieces. . . the natural heir to Eric Carle. . . utterly charming and the perfect bedtime tale for imaginative little mice everywhere' The Times, Children’s Book of the Week

'A charming peep-through storybook' Family Traveller

'His cleverly designed book, with its peepholes and cutaway pages build up the scenes and extend the action as the story progresses. Horacek’s striking illustrations are created with a variety of media including wax resist and strong watercolours; the various techniques serve to add depth and texture' Red Reading Hub

'The illustrations in this peep through story book are stunning and we completely fell in love with the little mouse. It is a lovely story about friendship that we highly recommend. This is a wonderful book that we would rate as a five star read' Book Babblers

'Eye-catching right from the cover with its cut-out moon - and throughout the book, clever die-cut holes encourage the reader to peep through and link one page to the next. . .the illustrations are outstanding - vivid and warm with a wonderful colour palette. Brilliant!' Parents in Touch

'Petr Horácek really knows how to put the fun into storytelling but he also knows how to touch our hearts and create inventive, loveable and soulful characters. . . an enchanting tale of temptation featuring Horácek’s bold and vibrant illustrations. An ideal story for children getting ready to take the leap from listening to learning to read' Lancashire Evening Post

'The illustrations are outstanding - vivid and warm with a wonderful colour palette. Brilliant!' Parents in Touch

'A stunning picture book . . . a delightful story' The Publisher’s Association’s Best New Children’s Books Summer 2014, The Guardian

'A heart-warming tale . . . a beautiful book, warm and welcoming in shades of blue, green and yellow and with a very expressive Little Mouse' The Scotsman

'Striking use of bold primary colours . . . an affectionate, gentle story . . .with the added attraction of peep-through holes and cutaway pages at various points in the text and the lunar and terrestrial dimensions of Horacek’s story are skilfully merged and the companionship of woodland animal life celebrated' Irish Times

'A delightfully simple picture book . . . a rich visual feast that combines with a simple, satisfying story – a perfect bedtime read' Books for Keeps

'A beautiful and heart-warming tale' Woman’s Way

'A beautiful peep-through storybook . . . a lovely story to share' Early Years Educator

'This ingenious peep-though storybook contains a lyrical tale, clever paper engineering and striking illustrations' The Good Book Guide, Editor’s Choice

'Simple text, bright, colourful illustrations and peep-through stylised pages make this an ideal gift for a young child.' Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Read

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