Mortimer the mouse lives in a hole under the stairs. Everyday he creeps about looking for good things to eat. One time, he sees something new--a house that's just his size! But there are statues in this house, so he lugs them out. Each day, he finds that the statues have been put back in his new house, and each time he pulls them all out again. One evening he overhears the humans read a story, and realizes the significance of the little statues--especially the little baby! Recommended for ages 2 to 6.
It's Christmastime, and Mortimer Mouse, unhappy in his cramped, cold hole, goes in search of a new home. He spies a nativity scene that looks just right for him, so he moves the statues out and settles himself into the manger! But when he hears the Christmas story being told and realises that the statues are of Mary, Joseph and Jesus, he understands that the crèche is meant for them and returns everything to its rightful place. Then, suddenly, a Christmas miracle occurs and Mortimer discovers a new home, at last!
s picture books include the international bestseller Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimers Christmas Manger, all illustrated by Jane Chapman; A Frog in the Bog, illustrated by Joan Rankin; Hilda Must Be Dancing and Bear Hugs, illustrated by Suzanne Watts; and Who Goes There?, illustrated by Anna Currey. She lives with her family in Fortine, Montana. Visit Karma at KarmaWilson.com.
Jane Chapman is the illustrator of several books for children, including Dilly Duckling by Claire Freedman and I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh, as well as Karma Wilsons Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimers Christmas Manger. She lives with her family in Dorset, England. Visit Jane at ChapmanandWarnes.com.