As you can imagine life with five kids is full of adventure, I am not surprised people regularly tell me I should write a book about our family and all the fun, crazy, weird, hilarious things my kids get up to. When I discovered this adorable picture book by the talented Riikka Jäntti it felt like she wrote it with our Sybil in mind, it perfectly describes my days with a very, very, VERY cheeky 3-year old:
Little Mouse (RRP $17.99) is an absolutely gorgeous children’s book with whimsical illustrations that will remind you of a classic read from your childhood. He may be small in size but this tiny mouse has a rather big personality (or should I say attitude?) that is keeping Mama Mouse on her toes all day, does that sound familiair to you?
Even though his vocabulary is limited, he has definitely mastered the word ‘No’ which happens to be miss Sybbie’s favourite word too. Whether it’s time to get dressed, eat his veggies at dinnertime or brush his teeth, if Little Mouse is not in the mood he’ll let everyone know. It’s a busy day with daycare, shopping, playing games, colouring in, reading books and much more, no wonder little mouse is tired at the end of the day (and I am guessing so is Mama Mouse).
This sweet book is delightful in its simplicity and a real joy to read and look at. Most children will recognise and relate to some or all of little mouse’s activities from their own day, making it an excellent conversation starter for families with young children. We already got lots of giggles with every ‘No’ and had fun spotting things on the pages, a fantastic addition to our bookshelf and lovely gift idea.
To find out more about Scribe Publications, to browse the range and to order online visit www.scribepublications.com.au.