We got this beautiful book called Autumn Story out of the library the other day. It’s by Jill Barklem and is part of her Bramble Hedge series. The illustrations are just amazing and so detailed!
It begins with the mice collecting nuts, berries, and roots for the winter. Soon they realise they can’t find their little girl, Primrose. No one has seen her, not even the mice collecting berries in the blackthorn and hawthorn trees.
It turns out Primrose was wandering around exploring on her own. She visited some mice high up in a house in a cornfield. They gave her dinner and showed her their family photo albums. Afterwards, she found some tunnels to explore, but got lost.
She finally made her way out, and didn’t know how to get home. Soon her family and friends walked by, searching for her, and they were reunited. She was taken home and put into cozy warm pajamas and into bed.
What a sweet book! Our new favorite pictures to draw are mouse tunnels and homes under the ground!