Author(s): Alison Murray
Little Mouse can waddle like a penguin, eat like a horse and splash like a whale. So why does her mother call her Little Mouse? Because, sometimes, it's nice to be quiet and cosy, especially when it's time to cuddle with your mum.Alison Murray, working with Scottish Booktrust as their first writer-in-residence, has created this engaging and heart-warming story about the relationship between a little girl and her mother. 'Delightfully illustrated...a warm and wonderful premise.' Junior Magazine 'Engaging and heart-warming. Lovely for story-times and bestime reading.' Peters Gazette
A stylishly illustrated and cosy tale of a journey to bedtime, with lots of animal noises and actions to copy!
Engaging and heart-warming. Lovely for story-times and bestime reading. -- Peters Gazette 20120208 Wonderfully simple book with strong illustrations. -- Angels & Urchins 20120201 A sweet picture book. -- Guardian 20120329 Wonderfully simple book with strong illustrations. -- Angels & Urchins 20120301 Delightfully illustrated... a warm and wonderful premise. -- Junior 20120501 Alison's style is unique, with a delightful colour palette and bold shapes. -- Tiverton Gazette 20120522 With beautiful retro-styled illustrations and a simple comforting story, this engaging picturebook from Scottish writer/artist Alison Murray will please adults and children alike. -- Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reads 20121001
Alison Murray grew up in Lanarkshire near Glasgow and studied Textile Design at Glasgow School of Art. After graduating she moved to London and worked in a variety of jobs including bookseller and rug designer before completing a MA in Design for Interactive Media at Middlesex University. She then co-founded, created and built a successful Interactive Media company and sold it before moving back to Scotland. Alison has now found her niche, writing and illustrating children's picture books. Her first book was the highly-acclaimed Apple Pie ABC, closely followed by One, Two That's My Shoe!, both published by Orchard and both featuring her characters, Georgie and Grace. Hickory Dickory Dog features Zac and Rufus and a rather unusual day at school! Alison became Scottish Book Trust's first Writer-in-Residence. As part of her residency, she developed a book, Little Mouse, with a group of parents involved in the Home-Start scheme which was published by Orchard. Alison lives in Glasgow with her husband, her daughter and their dog.