Timeless classics, read by two generations of Japanese children!
"Little Mouse" series has been sold in Japan for over 40 years, with more than five million copies sold worldwide. Since its debut in 1974, it has been loved by children, garnering major children's book awards, and often topping children's bestseller charts.
The author uses simple, rhythmic sentences to keep the plot progression familiar, while still offer fun twists and surprise endings that are highly relatable to young children. The solid coloured frames and the soft monochrome pencil illustration styles are used to highlight and contrast the main attraction of the each book (whether it is a little red vest or a giant pink balloon!)
The lead character, Little Mouse, is timid and not very strong. He often falls short. But, he also has a big heart, treats his friends well, and takes his work very seriously. He is almost deliberately drawn super tiny relative to the page to relate to our young readers, who may also feel just as small in this vast world.
Each of these stories offer heartwarming tales between Little Mouse and his friends that will leave your child wanting to come back again and again.
This set contains 3 books:
1) Little Mouse's Vest 鼠小弟的小背心
The little mouse got a new vest! It was so beautiful that it drew the attention of his animal friends. Will this little vest fit ducks, monkeys, seals, lions, and even... elephants?
2) Little Mouse's Gift 鼠小弟的禮物
Little Mouse gave another little mouse a big balloon and said, "Happy Birthday! This balloon represents my love!"
But, why is that balloon getting smaller and smaller? And oh? It's starting to grow horns...?
3) Little Mouse Plays Hide and Seek 鼠小弟捉迷藏
It was a beautiful day! Little Mouse went around to find people to play hide-and-seek with! "Yay, I found elephant!" Little Mouse happily exclaimed.
But where were is everyone else...? Wait a second! Even the sun is hiding. Can Little Mouse find the rest of his friends?
👉 Don't forget to check out the other books from the Little Mouse series!