Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice
Oh this book is an absolute treat. We loved it and have read it many times. It is about a very clever bear trying to protect some little white mice from some scary animals that want to eat them. Bear is inventive and crafty and he manages to totally befuddle with his stories. My 3 year old loved it and her six year old brother giggled along too. Similar to the Grufflalo in its hook you in storytelling, of the dangers of living in the woods and the need to keep your wits about you.
This story is about bravery, quick thinking and the importance of looking out for each other. Old fashioned storytelling at its best. I think this will become a bit of a classic actually and it would translate well to children’s theatre.
Chris Wormell the writer/illustrator is a self taught artist and his pictures are magical and totally engaging. He is a celebrated children’s writer and last year won the Book trust early years awards for best picture book,
Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice is hardback, has just been released and is published by Jonathan Cape. Price £10.99