Mouse on the River: A Journey Through Nature (Mouse’s Adventures) (Hardcover)

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In this exquisitely illustrated novelty picture book with die-cut flaps, we follow Mouse from woods to estuary to visit an old friend by the seaside.

This gorgeous book follows Mouse on a new adventure—from the woods, down a gently flowing river, to the open sea—to visit an old friend. Detailed illustrations feature many plants and animals to identify, and the atmospheric, rhyming text winds down to a peaceful conclusion perfect for bedtime.

Taking place over the course of twenty-four hours, this gently rhyming story tracks the changing environment of the river’s banks, the shift from day to night, pleasant weather to rain and back again, and introduces a whole new cast of friendly characters who wave to Mouse on the way, including beavers, water voles, and waterfowl aplenty.

Mouse travels by a willow grove, a riverside town with a lock, a river island, a reed bed, the estuary, and the river mouth before finishing the journey on the shore of the open sea.

Illustrated by Alice Melvin, who has spent hours drawing directly from nature to make the book, Mouse on the River is sure to win over readers with its charming characters and intensely detailed scenes.

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 appeal is in the minutely detailed objects on the winding shores: boating equipment, homes, plants, and animals. Movable flaps allow readers a glimpse at the well-stocked interiors of a boathouse studio, a houseboat, stores, and other places as Mouse drifts by… Melvin’s sketchier style makes [Mouse and the other small critters] scruffier cousins of Beatrix Potter's creations… Multiple reads will be necessary to spot the dozens of items found throughout and inventoried on the final page… Happy hours ahead on this river!
— Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780500653289
ISBN-10: 0500653283
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Mouse’s Adventures