After a traumatic bauble-related incident when he was a baby, Mouse has decided that getting in the festive spirit is far too dangerous - from sharp pine needles on the Christmas tree, to paper cuts from wrapping paper, to sneeze-inducing clouds of icing sugar for decorating the gingerbread biscuits. How will the other animals in Jingle Bell Forest persuade him to loosen up? Find out in this warm and comical Christmas tale! The festive spirit triumphs over petty
rules and box-ticking in this funny and feel-good story. Children will love the sheer silliness of the humour while parents will laugh at its satirical dig at the health-and-safety obsessions of modern life. But ultimately there's a warm and engaging message: like Scrooge or the Grinch, Mouse is an
anti-hero saved by the power of Christmas!
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Madeleine is author of The Mouse That Cancelled Christmas. She cooks up all her stories from her Oxfordshire kitchen. Samara graduated with a degree in Illustration from Falmouth University in 2014. After winning the New Designers Hallmark award she spent two months in their studio, before starting work as an in-house designer for a large retailer. She workMore about Madeleine Cook
Samara has recently graduated from Falmouth University. In addition to her illustration, she works as a designer for a leading British retailer. This is her first picture book.More about Samara Hardy