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  • Published: 27 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448172221
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32


The Detective Mouse

Meet Hermelin - the extra-special detective mouse! But not everyone is pleased to see Hermelin...

Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin? Will his talents go unrewarded?

  • Published: 27 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448172221
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the author

Mini Grey

Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord. Mini also worked as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Her books include Egg Drop, The Pea and the Princess (shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), Biscuit Bear (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award), Traction Man is Here (winner of the Boston Horn Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award and winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), and Traction Man meets Turbodog. Mini Grey is one of the Big Picture's ten Best New Illustrators.

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Praise for Hermelin

Like a good brie, you feel Hermelin will only improve with age.

Alex O'Connell, The Times

Grey's work is intricate and stylish, the images often as wordy as the narrative itself.

Lorna Bradbury, The Daily Telegraph

Grey's pictures are nostalgic, comic, decorative and dramatically composed, and invite budding detectives to pay attention.

Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week

It's rare to find such a talented illustrator who can tell a gripping, original tale so effortlessly.

The Times, Children's Book of the Week

Fans of Grey's work will once again relish the hectic pace of her storytelling, its humour, its intertextual allusions, its typographical playfulness and its general layout.

Robert Dunbar, Irish Times

Mini Grey's extra details and clues in her artwork are always so entertaining and hopefully this is just the beginning for this charming and astute mouse and his detecting friend Emily.

The Guardian

It's full of hilarious tiny details, which our sharp-eyed hero - and clever parents and children - can spot to solve the mysteries.

The Oxford Times

This is picture book storytelling at its best. Text and illustration perfectly integrated so that the eye moves easily across the page and the attention is held. Every page is carefully designed allowing different perspectives, creating excitement and movement through the juxtaposition of whole page and split page spreads as well as techniques adopted from graphic novel or film. There are not enough picture books that can reach older children. This is one - and it is a delight.

Books for Keeps

This is an utterly delightful book, packed with quirky text and illustrations and reall unusual.

Parents in Touch

How can you not want to read this book over and over again? How can you not want to share it with everyone you meet?

Xena's Mom, Librarian's Quest

Mini Grey is as skilful as ever as she unravels a complex, tragic and very funny story through action-packed illustrations, captions and speech bubbles.

Guardian Review

A gentle, entertaining story.

Daily Mail

A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year—and it's an "Outstanding Merit" title!

Bank Street College of Education, The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Edition

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