Julian is a mouse who is perfectly happy avoiding other animals. They seem to just get in the way, and sometimes even try to eat him! But one day, Julian has an unexpected dinner guest… When the fox tries to sneak into Julian’s burrow for a tasty bite of mouse, it finds itself stuck headfirst in Julian’s front door! At first alarmed and wary, they soon find themselves having a lovely dinner together, and it’s not long before each realizes that they have found in the other a lifelong friend.
Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and was taught to draw by his mother, who is also an illustrator. Stanton has been commissioned to work for clients such as Oxford University Press, Usborne Publishing and Aquila magazine. His second picture book, <i>The Secret of Black Rock</i>, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Best Illustrated Book, and he was nominated for a 2018 Eisner for <i>Arthur and the Golden Rope</i>.