We love the book. Love the illustrations. Just have one note.


The mouse’s home, well — The dormouse collects trash.

Right. The little spool with a fan of hairpins. Cute chair, right?

That, and the peeled open sardine can bed, the comb love seat…

Not cute?

You’re romanticizing waste.

Am I?

It’s an ecological disaster out there. Not a good message for the kids.

It’s supposed to be cute.

What if the trash isn’t cute. It’s a threat.

The barn owl is the threat.

What if instead of the owl, the dormouse is attacked by, say, a plastic bag…?

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