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Mouse and Mole: The Secret of Happiness

Written by Joyce Dunbar

Illustrated by James Mayhew

Part of the Mouse and Mole Series

Key Stage 1 Stories about Animals Family / Home Stories

LoveReading View on Mouse and Mole: The Secret of Happiness

Mouse and Mole search for the secret of happiness in this beautiful book housing three new short stories in the Mouse and Mole series. Focussing on friendship, teamwork, helping each other and having fun, this unlikely pair of furry best friends explore the world around the them discovering the answers to many questions through helping each other, brought to life by James Mayhew's winning illustrations.

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Mouse and Mole: The Secret of Happiness Synopsis

Mouse and Mole’s charming, gentle and humourous adventures continue in this new addition to the much-loved series.

Contains three stories:

The Secret of Happiness

Mole dreams that he finds the secret of happiness and wakes a grumpy Mouse to tell him, but then Mole instantly forgets! Mole spends all day trying to remember, bringing Mouse and all their friends to join his search, but will he manage to discover the secret again?

This Way and That

Mole sets off for a walk going this way and that, but Mouse keeps asking him to run errands for him. But why is Mouse making Mole run these seemingly useless errands, and will Mole ever be able to go for his care-free wander?

A Good Read

Mouse and Mole sit down for a good read, but Mole can’t stop fidgeting and distracting Mouse. Whether it’s finding a place to sit, having hiccups, itching and scratching or yawning, Mole just can’t stay still.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781913134839
Publication date: 11th May 2021
Author: Joyce Dunbar
Illustrator: James Mayhew
Publisher: Graffeg Limited
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Animals, Family / Home Stories

About Joyce Dunbar

Joyce Dunbar was born and brought up in Lincolnshire. She taught English for 20 years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books for children include This is the Star, which became a world-wide best-seller, and Mundo and the Weatherchild, which was runner-up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. The popular Mouse and Mole series has been animated for television with the voices of Alan Bennett and Richard Briers. She lives in Norwich. Read the author's Q&A here.

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