The Tiny Mouse
Title: The Tiny Mouse
Author: Janis Ian
Follow the adventures of a mouse who leaves behind the carefree life to find excitement at sea. When he discovers that life aboard ship is perilous—especially when the ship is captained by a cat!—the tiny stowaway barely makes his escape and returns home to settle down.
Janis wrote The Tiny Mouse for The Boat Project—a collaborative endeavor for which people donated wood, stories and songs that were made into a fantastical thirty-foot vessel that was part of the London’s Olympics.
The Tiny Mouse follows the adventures of a bored mouse who decides to go to sea and narrowly escapes a grisly death. In his moment of truth, he understands that it’s better to be a whole mouse at home than someone’s dinner at sea. This book and CD set has not only Janis Ian singing “The Tiny Mouse” with a full band but also a version without vocals for singalong fun. A complete transcription for piano and guitar is also included.
Ingrid & Dieter Schubert, creators of The Umbrella and many other picture books, give the tiny mouse his dapper and affable appearance and bring his perilous adventures to life with plenty of sly humor.