The Christmas Tree Mouse

The Christmas Tree Mouse

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'Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, save . . .

And she's on an important mission. A mission to help Santa! Every Christmas Eve, this tiny mouse brushes away Santa's snowy footprints, nibbles up the mince pie crumbs, and - most importantly - checks on her Santa HQ tablet that all the correct presents are under the tree.

But when Christmas Tree Mouse discovers that baby Ola has received the wrong present, it's a CATASTROPHE! Can she use all her special training and determination to save the day? And might Santa himself make a special appearance?

This charming and heartwarming picture book from Waterstones Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho and debut illustrator Farah Shah offers a brilliantly funny sneak peek behind the scenes on the most magical night of the year. The perfect gift for any child this Christmas!

About the authors

Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho is a performance poet, children’s author, playwright and winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award 2015 for his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules (Frances Lincoln, 2014). Joe has written plays for the Polka Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre and creates dynamic poetry theatre pieces for young people that he tours nationally. He also performs with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, visiting venues across the UK. Joseph has also been a guest poet on Cbeebies’ Rhyme Rocket.
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Farah Shah (Illustrator)

Farah Shah is a children's book illustrator who was born in West Yorkshire and is now based in the South of England. If she is not drawing characters at the kitchen table, then you can often find her travelling around the UK in search of sun, sea and a bit of inspiration.
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