In a world full of happy, fluffy animals, ONE Mouse wants to be FIERCE. He exercises, eats mountains of porridge and drinks lots of milk. He practises his roaring and pouncing skills. Soon, Little Grey Mouse is Fierce Grey Mouse. But what happens when his friends want to play with Little Grey Mouse and find only Fierce Grey Mouse ...?
The enchanting story of a Little Grey Mouse who desperately wants to be fearsome and strong. He does his exercises, eats his porridge, drinks all of his milk - and, soon enough, Little Grey Mouse grows to be fierce.
But, roaring and pouncing from his perch high up in a tree, Fierce Grey Mouse accidentally scares away all of his friends .
Fierce Grey Mouse soon realises the importance of friendship and being true to yourself: the message of the story.
Beautifully written and illustrated by the highly-regarded children's illustrator Chantal Bourgonje, this book is a delight that young children and their families can share and enjoy.
FeaturesA simple tale for young children about friendship and staying true to yourself
Previously awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit, and received 5 star reviews (Interactive app version)
The delightfully illustrated animal characters tell the story to boys and girls of all nationalities
The story will appeal to children everywhere
Friends love you as you are, you don't need to make yourself different
You don't need to be 'fierce' to be happy!
About the author
Chantal is a Dutch illustrator and writer of picture books, working from the Wiltshire countryside, where she lives with her partner and two whippets. Chantal’s inspiration comes from nature, her pets, the countryside, and all creatures living in it.
In 2011 she graduated with a 1:1 Honours degree in Illustration. Her graduation project was highly commended in the MacMillan Prize. In 2013 she was highly commended in the AOI Awards.
Since graduating Chantal has written and illustrated children's picture book apps, one of which was awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit.
She has illustrated two Hubble & Hattie books about Worzel Wooface, and is also working on her own children’s books, including this one, and “The Lucky, Lucky Leaf” – a Horace and Nim story.