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Shortlisted for the 2015 UKLA Book Awards 3-6 years Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin? Will his talents go unrewarded?
Hermelin The Detective Mouse by Mini Grey
Like a good brie, you feel Hermelin will only improve with age. -- Alex O'Connell The Times
Grey's work is intricate and stylish, the images often as wordy as the narrative itself. -- Lorna Bradbury The Daily Telegraph
Grey's pictures are nostalgic, comic, decorative and dramatically composed, and invite budding detectives to pay attention. -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week
It's rare to find such a talented illustrator who can tell a gripping, original tale so effortlessly. The Times, Children's Book of the Week
Fans of Grey's work will once again relish the hectic pace of her storytelling, its humour, its intertextual allusions, its typographical playfulness and its general layout. -- Robert Dunbar Irish Times
|Publication date:||26th February 2015|
|Publisher:||Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord. Mini also worked as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Her books include Egg Drop, The Pea and the Princess (shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), Biscuit Bear (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award), Traction Man is Here (winner of the Boston Horn Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), The Adventures ...More About Mini Grey