The Mouse Who Ate the Moon

mouse_and_the_moonWhen Little Mouse wakes one morning, she finds her dream has come true. Outside her burrow, a piece of the moon has fallen from the sky and it smells delicious. But what happens once Little Mouse has had a little nibble?

Peep through the cut-out holes in this beautiful and heart-warming tale from the award-winning and much-loved Petr Horáček.

Told with an instinctive warmth and humour, The Mouse Who Ate the Moon is perfect for children 0-5 years. 

Praise for the book

"Imaginative young minds will love this bold, contemporary picture book." Primary Times

"This book is crammed with the best sort of surprises." Nicholas Tucker, The Independent

"A magical book." Baby London 




Walker Books are giving Mumsnetters the chance to win an original illustration of Little Mouse from The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horáček, a unique and beautiful addition to any child's bedroom.

Ten runners up will win a copy of the book The Mouse Who Ate the Moon.

To enter, just download the Mouse activity sheets and get your children to complete one of the activities.

Follow and colour in the Little Mouse Maze, count and colour in the the stars, colour in the fruit bowl or have a go at drawing Little Mouse with your little ones with help from the how-to-draw video by Petr Horáček below


To be in with a chance of winning Petr Horáček's unique illustration, just take a photo of the completed activity sheet and upload the picture on onto our thread here.

This competition closes on 10 October so enter now.



About the author

Petr Horáček's bold and imaginative illustrations continue to captivate children and critics. His stories, often about loyalty and belonging, are told with an instinctive warmth and humour and are beautifully brought to life through his evocative use of colour and texture.

He has won many awards around the world for classics such as Suzy Goose and A New House for Mouse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012. He lives in Worcester.

Visit Petr's website here.







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