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Sleepy Little Mouse

by Eugenie Fernandes
illustrated by Kim Fernandes

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mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.
list price: $5.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: 2002
ISBN:9781550747034
publisher: Kids Can Press
Awards
  • Winner, 3 Dimensional and Digital Illustrator Awards
  • Short-listed, Independent Publisher Book Award
  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre
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Description

Sleepy Little Mouse is very tired, but she doesn't want to take a nap. When she begins to cry, her mother kisses her and tucks in the covers, reads her a story and sings her a song. But Sleepy Little Mouse just cries and cries. She cries until her tears fill the room and she floats out the window and down to the sea. And there she plays with all the creatures until her mother comes to take her home -- for a lovely, and much-needed, nap. The striking three-dimensional illustrations will entice children to look more closely at Sleepy Little Mouse's tiny world as they listen to this perfect naptime story.

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Editorial Reviews

Based on a family story that Eugenie Fernandes told her own children, this revised version of the story has striking new illustrations. Kim Fernandes has not only mirrored the playfulness of Eugenie’s spare, simple text but her buoyant Fimo illustrations create a sprightly sense of movement that truly makes the text come alive. The pictures also share the text’s sense of humour – the mice live in a pale pink coffee pot and the little mouse’s room includes a framed postage stamp, potted plant, and bright yellow bed made from a running shoe. This is a welcome addition to the literature for toddlers and preschoolers. Like other engaging books for the very young, ... Sleepy Little Mouse is certain to become a bedtime favourite.

— Quill and Quire

The Claymation-like illustrations ... are truly fantastic.

— Booklist

This wonderfully imaginative story is vividly illustrated with colourful three-dimensional images of Fimo modeling clay. The story and illustrations will capture and stir the imaginations of young readers.

— Calgary Herald
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About the Authors

Eugenie Fernandes

EUGENIE FERNANDES grew up painting with her father, comic-book illustrator Creig Flessel. Since graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, she has illustrated numerous critically acclaimed picture books, has written 18 stories and illustrated over 100 picture books for children. Having lived on islands for all her life, Eugenie now lives and works on a small island in southern Ontario.

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Kim Fernandes

Kim Fernandes is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. Her books include Sleepy Little Mouse and Busy Little Mouse. She lives in southern Ontario.
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