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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Seven Little Mice Have Fun on the Ice
by Haruo Yamashita
Age Range: Under_5
This is the story of seven little mice – septuplets. Winter has arrived and the little mice are excited about going ice fishing. But their first expedition is a disappointment as they only manage to catch one fish which is hardly enough to feed all the family. Their mother was known as the Ice Princess because she was an expert at ice fishing when she was younger. Can the septuplets persuade her to help them catch some fish?
One of several titles about the seven little mice by Japanese author Haruo Yamashita and illustrator Kazuo Iwamura this is a charming, gentle story with comical watercolour illustrations that capture the facial expressions of the little mice perfectly.