Small Mouse Big City by Simon Prescott

Small Mouse Big City

Written by Simon Prescott

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Shortlisted for the Best Emerging Illustrator Award, Early Year Awards 2009

Perfectly capturing the atmosphere and excitement of the city with dramatic perspectives and shifting cityscapes, this stylish and contemporary twist on Aesop’s classic fable when country mouse goes off on an adventure to the city is truly breathtaking.


Small Mouse Big City by Simon Prescott

Country Mouse is going on an adventure! He's leaving his quiet countryside to stay with his friend in the Big City. The city is amazing! The city is magnificent! But when Country Mouse looks across the rooftops and sees the green hills of his home, he begins to feel sad...


'This beautiful book is bound to charm and delight all ages' - Cambridge Evening News

'A stylish, contemporary re-telling of Aesop's classic fable... a stunningly illustrated book for young readers' - Sunday Express

'This first picture book by a new illustrator is a real find' - The Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Simon Prescott

Simon Prescott first realised he had a talent for drawing when one of his masterpieces was exhibited on the 80s children’s TV classic, Wacaday. Since then he has honed his skills at the Norwich School of Art, achieving a BA in Graphic Design, and gained an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Born in Aylesbury, now living in Cambridge, Simon also spent two years hunting Moomins in Finland. In 2009 Simon was shortlisted in the Best New Illustrator category at the Booktrust Early Years Awards.

Simon Prescott on Simon Prescott:

I’m a Cambridge based Artist, illustrator and published children’s book author.

Some of my influences include Ronald Searle, Heath-Robinson, Jan Svenkmeyer, the impressionists, retro cartoons, toys and comics. I take Reference and Inspiration when making an image from many sources; film/animation, music, nature documentaries, even the street where I live.

I use a variety of mediums; Acrylic on canvas, watercolour, chalk/charcoal, lino printing, pen and ink and mixed media.

Previous commissions have included Picture Books, CD covers, information posters, educational materials, greetings cards, caricatures, portraits and Storyboard/character design.

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Little Tiger Press an imprint of Magi Publications

Publication date

1st January 2009




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