Mouse’s Wood

A Year in Nature


This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2022.

ISBN: 9780500652701 Category:

Alice Melvin


An exquisitely illustrated novelty picture book with die-cut flaps that follows the woodland ramblings of Mouse through the change in seasons.

Written in a gentle rhyme that reflects the slow pace of Mouse’s rambling journey, and illustrated in the inimitable style of Alice Melvin, Mouse’s Wood is a heart-warming celebration of slow living in nature.

The story follows Mouse, who first ventures out in wintry January to visit his friend Squirrel. Mouse moves on to wake up Hedgehog for the arrival of spring and as he continues along the path in the wood, Mouse’s journey from friend to friend maps out the changes in seasons from January through to December, from picnicking among the bluebells with Mole in May and picking berries with Dormouse in June, to taking refuge in Fox’s cozy caravan as winter draws in.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24.5 x 29.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 28 April 2022
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.5 x 29.5 cm
Weight 300 g


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Alice Melvin is an award-winning illustrator and product designer based in Edinburgh. She is the author of four top-selling picture books for children, which have together sold over 100,000 copies worldwide: Grandma's House, The High Street, Counting Birds and An A to Z Treasure Hunt.