It’s the middle of the night, and two paper mice find adventure—and each other—as they explore their new home in this beautifully written, stunningly illustrated story of friendship. With a snip and a clip, two paper mice are made. They are given names: Della and Ralph. Each alone, they explore their new house in the dark. Della dashes up the stairs; Ralph skitters through the dining room. There is so much to see and so much to discover! But a big, dark house can be scary for those so small, until they find…each other. Beautiful, cut-paper illustrations bring to life this lyrical story of adventure and friendship.
Megan Wagner Lloyd’s debut picture book, Finding Wild, was called “sparkling” by Publishers Weekly, and her latest, Fort-Building Time, was called “playful reading fun” by Kirkus Reviews. Megan lives with her family in the Washington, DC, area. Visit her online at MeganWagnerLloyd.com.
PHOEBE WAHL spent most of her childhood either looking for fairies or drawing them. She grew up unschooled in Washington State and credits her “free-range” childhood for much of her inspiration.
Phoebe graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. Her first book, Sonya’s Chickens, received the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for New Illustrator as well as starred reviews in Kirkus and School Library Journal. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.
Visit her at phoebewahl.com