When Little Mouse Got Stuck!
Life in the hedgerow was peaceful and good for Little Mouse and her babies. But one day, something big and noisy and smelly visits their world. The big, noisy, smelly thing leaves something behind.
Sniff. . . Sniff . . . Little Mouse can smell something good. But suddenly, Little Mouse is slipping and sliding and tumbling and STUCK!
When Little Mouse gets stuck in a discarded plastic bottle, there is no way to escape. As her babies grow cold and hungry in their nest, how will Little Mouse get free and find her way back home to her family?
Author, Ruth Owen, and illustrator, Emma Bowring, are sisters. They are lucky to live in beautiful rural parts of Devon and Cornwall. But every day, they see litter discarded in the lanes and hedgerows close to their homes. After yet another day of picking up rubbish, the idea for Little Mouse’s story was born.
The gentle, beautiful, watercolour illustrations are created in the style of a nature journal or sketchbook and are reminiscent of Beatrix Potter’s artwork and the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.
The book also includes an important factual section about the damage that rubbish is doing to animals and wild places every day.