The Shrinking Mouse by Pat Hutchins


The Shrinking Mouse by Pat Hutchins

A reassuring story that aims to explain the puzzle of perspective. Squirrel, Fox, Rabbit and Mouse can't understand why Owl seems to shrink and disappear when he flies into the distance. Pat Hutchins's pictures are an effective visual guide to a concept which can be hard to express in words.

About the Author

Pat Hutchins
Pat Hutchins has always loved drawing and at the age of 16, won a scholarship to Darlington Art School. She is now one of the most popular picture book creators in the world with over 30 children's books published after the success of her classic Rosie's Walk.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Publication date

4th January 2001



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