44 Tiny African Pygmy Mice
Introducing the world's smallest mice...
In my book 44 Tiny Secrets, Betsy Bow-Linnet is sent 44 extraordinary African pigmy mice - mice so small that you must never pick one up, in case you squash it. They return again in 44 Tiny Acrobats for more mischief, and will be back soon for some delicious trouble in 44 Tiny Chefs.
These mice have been trained to play the piano - one for every two of the 88 notes - and they are each named after the two notes they play.
What's going on here, then?
This page is the Very Official Gallery Of Betsy Bow-Linnet's mice. There are still 24 names up for grabs! Tweet me a picture of a mouse you've made, drawn, or dressed-yourself-up-as, along with the name you'd like to claim, and I'll add your mouse to the gallery! (If you're not on twitter - wise choice - you can use my contact form.)
Need a little inspiration? The fabulous folk at Little Tiger Books have made a knitting pattern, and instructions for a finger puppet. Get crafting! (Maybe a quick wiki of these extraordinary mice will help...)
If you're hungry for more mouse chat, I've written a blog over at the Bookwagon all about 44 Tiny Acrobats, and how to write characters that feel alive; another at Library Girl and Book Boy on the power of playing games; and a third and final at Minerva Reads, all about settings.