Author(s): Petr Horacek
A beautifully illustrated and charming story about Little Mouse and her friends from the much loved and award-winning Petr Horacek, an illustrator described by the Washington Post as "the thinking tot's Eric Carle". What is that beautiful red, shiny thing hanging from the tree? Little Mouse thinks it's a marble, but Mole is sure it's a balloon and Rabbit says it's a ball. None of them can reach it by themselves, so how will they discover what it really is? Enjoy lifting the flap to reveal the tasty surprise at the end.
The Mouse Who Reached the Sky is a simple, yet utterly charming story that celebrates working together, friendship and sharing. [...] This delightful story is accompanied by bold illustrations that are sure to delight young children. It also has a fantastic fold out page towards the end showing the friends final plan to reach the mysterious red object that is stuck in the tree. The Reading Zone The vibrant illustrations almost leap off the page; they are infused with colour and the details, especially the animals' faces, are totally engaging. A perfect picture book - amusing text, fabulous illustrations, friendship and fun. Parents in Touch
Petr Horacek'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: www.petrhoracek.co.uk