As the excitement builds

Little Mouse’s Christmas

If your child is excited for Christmas, they will be able to relate to Little Mouse.
Little Mouse is a toddler that starts asking about Christmas in November. Fortunately Mummy Mouse is able to keep Little Mouse busy with some exciting Christmas activities, making gingerbread, choosing a Christmas tree and opening a daily advent calendar.
Little Mouse’s Christmas is the follow up to the Times Children’s Book of the Week Little Mouse and last year’s Little Mouse Helps Out.
Author Riikka Jantti is a Helsinki-based illustrator and author, using pen and ink as well as watercolour and gouache.
The Scandinavian Christmas scene – arriving at departing childcare in the dark, dressed in snowsuits, and hurrying to finish the shopping before it snows – is a world away from Australia’s scorched Decembers, but the excitement and anticipation to Christmas Day translates easily.
This picture book is ideally suited for children aged 1-5, and would be a perfect addition to your December bedtime reading.