The Mouse Who Ate the Moon

Written by Petr Horacek

Illustrated by Petr Horacek

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LoveReading View on The Mouse Who Ate the Moon

One of our Books of the Year 2014  A stunning and thought-provoking picture book with some clever use of cut outs and a flap. Little Mouse looks at the lovely round yellow moon and thinks how much she would love a slice of it for herself. Stepping out the next morning, she finds a perfect yellow slice. Of course, she can’t resist a nibble, and then another nibble. It is delicious. So delicious that very soon it is all gone! Little Mouse feels terrible. Has she really eaten up all the moon?

The Mouse Who Ate the Moon Synopsis

This is 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.

It features the same mouse character as the prize-winning A New House for Mouse. Cut-out holes and shaped pages make this the perfect interactive novelty book to be shared time and time again.

The Mouse Who Ate the Moon Press Reviews

Petr Horacek is one funny guy, as well as a natural-born teacher and a whizz with a paintbrush. Put him down as the thinking tot's Eric Carle. Washington Post


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ISBN: 9781406360677
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406348620
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406348620
Publication date: 5th June 2014
Author: Petr Horacek
Illustrator: Petr Horacek
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About Petr Horacek

Petr Horacek’s bold and imaginative illustrations continue to captivate children and critics. His stories, often about loyalty and belonging, are told with an instinctive warmth and humour and are beautifully brought to life through his evocative use of colour and texture. He has won many awards around the world for classics such as Suzy Goose and A New House for Mouse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012. He lives in Worcester.  Click here to read an interview with Petr. Click here to read more about the author.  

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