Julian is a mouse who is perfectly happy avoiding other animals. They seem to just get in the way, and sometimes even try to eat him! But one day, Julian has an unexpected dinner guest...
A charming story about finding friendship in unusual circumstances.
Subtly introduces themes of tolerance, loyalty, and generosity toward those who are different from us.
About the Author
When the fox tries to sneak into Julian's burrow for a tasty bite of mouse, it finds itself stuck headfirst in Julian's front door! At first alarmed and wary, they soon find themselves having a lovely dinner together, and it's not long before each realises that they have found in the other a lifelong friend.
Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and was taught to draw by his mother, who is also an illustrator. He studied at Bristol University, receiving a first class degree in Illustration. Stanton has been commissioned to work for clients such as Oxford University Press, Usborne Publishing and Aquila magazine. His second picture book, The Secret of Black Rock,
won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Best Illustrated Book in 2018.
"Easily able to become a classic, this gorgeously illustrated book conveys messages about the importance of friendship and taking the time to look at people a little deeper. Animal and story lovers will enjoy this ultimately sweet story of a mouse named Julian and the unexpected development of a friendship with a fox."
--Olivia Farr, YA Books Central staff reviewer
"The illustrations are beautiful. Rich in color, and incredibly detailed, you could just look at the pictures and enjoy the book."
--Youth Services Book Review
"A Mouse Called Julian is an excellent read and beautifully illustrated . . . It's the best story for little kids to practice trusting and helping honest strangers who actually need help."
--How Useful It Is