Friday, December 28, 2012

Brambly Hedge

I stumbled on a new children's book series I had to have to read to Hailey. It will go perfect along with all the critters in her new playhouse. Hailey already has 2 little calico critters mice.

I suppose the reason I haven't heard of this set before is because it is a United Kingdom children's series, not very well known or available here in the United States.  Nevertheless over a million copies have been sold and it has been translated into 13 languages. Still, it is hard to find. I wanted a copy of the complete works-  all 8 stories. The cheapest copy in the US was $75 so I  had to scrounge around for a copy from England. It is going to take a while to come: DELIVERY ESTIMATE Monday 11 Feb 2013 - Friday 8 Mar 2013.

This series is about a community of mice who live in the woods and their adventures.

The illustrations are what caught my eye.

Aren't you curious as to what they are looking at?

"Brambly Hedge is on the other side of the stream, across the field. If you can find it, and if you look very hard amongst the tangled roots and stems, you may even see a wisp of smoke from a small chimney, or through an open door, a steep flight of stairs deep within the trunk of a tree. For this is the home of the mice of Brambly Hedge. The mice of Brambly Hedge live together in a close-knit community making best use of what each season has to offer "

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 So excited to read this with Hailey!