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Thoroughly charming, this is a great little book and perfect for shared or solo reading
Translated by Rachel Ward
The world needs a smart, resilient, lucky little hero right now, and Nibbles the mouse fits the bill perfectly. At the opening of the story, Nibbles is living quietly but happily with his family in Munich but redevelopment means they have to move somewhere a lot less comfortable and when Nibbles gets the chance to hop on a train to Switzerland (aka mouse heaven) he takes it. All sorts of adventures follow – he even finds himself performing in a circus – and his travels take him to France and England too before he makes his way home to his family. Nibbles is a great storyteller and his adventures are both comic and thrilling, while he meets some wonderful characters on the way. The telling is enlivened further by Axel Scheffler’s colour illustrations which are a perfect match for Nibbles’ plain but heartfelt narrative. Thoroughly charming, this is a great little book and perfect for shared or solo reading.
When Nibbles, an inquisitive young mouse, scampers onto a waiting train at the local station, little does he know he is about to be swept along on a cross-country adventure. Nibbles travels across his homeland of Germany, picks up a new friend in Switzerland, samples the delights of French cuisine in Paris and finally ends up as the star performer in a circus in England! But then Nibbles begins to feel homesick. How will one little mouse find his way home again?
How storyteller Uwe Timm can put himself in the minds of mice borders on the miraculous - World on Sunday
An adventurous journey with an unpredictable ending . . . Mousomental! - Hits for Kids
A pleasurable story with stunning illustrations, perfect for reading aloud - KEG
|Publication date:||2nd April 2020|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Traditional Tales, Animals|
|Collections:||Our favourite children's books of 2020,|
Uwe Timm was born in 1940 in Hamburg and got his love of storytelling from his sailor grandfather. Uwe studied in Munich and Paris and became a leading member of the 1968 student protests. He started publishing in the early 1970s and became known to a wider audience in Germany after one of his children's books, Rudi the Racing Pig, was turned into a movie. Uwe Timm has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Grand Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts and the Literature Prize of the City of Munich. He lives in Munich and Berlin.More About Uwe Timm
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