'Four Little Mice' - the new book arrives December 18!

Penny Turner new illustrated bookThe first poem I felt compelled to illustrate was ‘Four Little Mice’ and I remember how wonderful it felt to fully bring my characters to life for the first time.

Seeing them literally appear before my eyes was a very special experience, and although I knew then that I wanted the story to become an illustrated book, somehow it’s only now that I’ve been able to fulfil that ambition. The trouble was, back when I first started creating my work, other ideas for new poems and pictures were also coming to mind and I didn’t want those sparks of inspiration to be stifled. So, inevitably, the idea for their little book got placed to the back of my mind and new projects took over.

As with all things in life, though, you have to really want to do something to actually make it happen, and last year I decided it was time to make my idea for that little book a reality, and I stoically started work producing some illustrations. I’d also decided by then that my characters would become more stylised than in the original drawing, their features more defined and their personalities more inherent in each picture. So finally it’s here, and although it’s been a while since my imagination first introduced me to these four little mice... I’m certainly glad it did! These endearing characters have been a delight to produce and will easily be a source of more stories and illustrations for me in the future.

I would, however, like to point out, that mice, of course, by nature get up to mischief and that’s really what my little characters do, but that mischief and naughtiness are completely different things, as the thought of four very naughty mice would simply not be tolerable!

Now if you’re sitting comfortably and you have the book to hand, you can begin their little story… Four Little Mice is a gentle tale of adventure and a mother’s love for her children.

You can buy a signed copy by going to the gift shop tab on this website.


Penny Turner - 'Four Little Mice' - the new book arrives December 18!