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An exuberant and funny Yeoman-Blake story in which hundreds of mice trick a grumpy miller.

The grumpy miller is having mouse trouble, so he buys himself a large tabby cat. Fortunately for the mice, the cat is too unfit to catch even a single mouse. But when the miller loses his temper and threatens to drown the poor tabby, the mice decide they must intervene, as they have grown surprisingly fond of him . . .

Reviews

This is a clever tale that uses very accessible language. There is so much detail in (Quentin Blake's) illustrations that each time you look at them you notice something new.

Jo Heffer, The Bookbag

Combining the writing talent of John Yeoman and the wonderful illustrations of Quentin Blake is inspired! This book should be in every home and school library.

Parents In Touch

Blake's wonderful illustrations mean that children would want to return to this book again and again. A lovely story.

EYE

The nocturnal shenanigans make this an especially appealing bedtime read-aloud, and the lengthier narrative will tempt and challenge adventurous beginning readers.

Booklist, USA

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Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781849399173

    September 3, 2012

    Andersen Digital

    32 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781849392013

    November 1, 2010

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

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