Mice in childrens books…

Hope you had a good weekend! Ours was relaxing and then busybusybusy!

Scanned from a Brambly Hedge book, the Autumn Story by Jill Barklem.

Scanned from a Brambly Hedge book, the Autumn Story by Jill Barklem.

I can’t help it. It started around 1995. I blame Brambly Hedge for this malady.

Malady:

I LOVE vintage books on mice and their houses.

Cure:

Collect them!

My vintage mouse book collection

I wrote about my absolute treasure and favourite, House by Mouse (Also known as Need a house? Call Ms Mouse in the US) by George Mendoza. Discovered in 2007 at a Salvos for $1.99.

Fox's house, House by Mouse, written by George Mendoza

Fox’s house, House by Mouse, written by George Mendoza

But here are others in my small collection:

Scanned from Teeny, Tiny Mouse by Laura Leuck.

Scanned from Teeny, Tiny Mouse by Laura Leuck.

Scanned from The Brown Mouse Book  by Alison Uttley.

Scanned from The Brown Mouse Book by Alison Uttley.

Scanned from The Rats Came Back by Ross Seidel.

Scanned from The Rats Came Back by Ross Seidel.

Scanned from Peterkin Pollensnuff by Jenny Partridge.

Scanned from Peterkin Pollensnuff by Jenny Partridge.

Scanned from The Mice of Nibbling Village by Margaret Greaves.

Scanned from The Mice of Nibbling Village by Margaret Greaves.

What books do you collect?

23 April 2009

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5 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anonymous

    25 June 2010

    Hello,My name is Ella and I have a beautiful dollstore on Etsy with lots of Brambly Hedge characters in it.I thought maybe you want to have a peek.Here is the link!http://www.etsy.com/shop/dollsandbunniesEnjoy!Ella

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    Cashiers Shutters

    19 August 2011

    Traditional storytelling is accompanied by lovely illustrations to make a great listening and reading experience.

  3. Reply

    Cashiers Shutters

    19 September 2011

    Before painting or wallpapering, you must prepare the surface.

  4. Reply

    Mar

    20 January 2012

    Ooooo… I have this malady aswell!!!I like your collection!

  5. Reply

    drey

    1 February 2012

    i'm glad you like it :) and i'm glad there are others like me out there!!!

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