Frances Lincoln 2014
Angie Morgan's Enormouse is another highly original picture book, featuring a mouse so large that he might actually be a rat and shoul therefore leave his cosy community for good. Making use of pastels, watercolours and scanned textures, each page is alive with interest as our hero finally returns from his wanderings to a rapturous welcome.
The Independent on Sunday
Enormouse. An appealing little story, amusingly illustrated, about friendship, loneliness and being where you belong.
Enormouse which is Angie Morgan's follow up to Daisy's Big Dig not only dishes up an entertaining story but deals with the issue of identity in a subtle and humourous way. The simple text flows easily from spread to spread, and the illustrations, often laid out in comic book style, hum with bright colours. the mice, all given names in a spread at the start of the book, all look terribly cute. The rats too come across as loveable creatures, making this book the perfect springboard for classroom discussions about belonging and acceptance.
This is an entertaining story that wears it's big rodent heart on it's sleeve
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