The Tiny Mouse

Performer Janis Ian (Author) Ingrid & Dieter Schubert (Author)
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Description

A songwriter since she wrote ""Society's Child"" at the age of 14 and a Grammy winner for ""At Seventeen,"" Janis Ian's charming and witty song has now become a picture book illustrated by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert.
Janis wrote The Tiny Mouse for The Boat Project - a collaborative endeavor for which people donated wood, stories and songs that were made into a fantastical thirty-foot vessel that was part of the London's Olympics.
The Tiny Mouse follows the adventures of a bored mouse who decides to go to sea and narrowly escapes a grisly death. In his moment of truth, he understands that it's better to be a whole mouse at home than someone's dinner at sea. This book and CD set has not only Janis Ian singing ""The Tiny Mouse"" with a full band but also a version without vocals for singalong fun. A complete transcription for piano and guitar is also included.
Ingrid & Dieter Schubert, creators of The Umbrella and many other picture books, give the tiny mouse his dapper and affable appearance and bring his perilous adventures to life with plenty of sly humor.

Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Lemniscaat USA
Publish Date
September 17, 2013
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.28 X 0.34 X 11.49 inches | 1.11 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781935954309

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About the Author

JANIS IAN (1951) is songwriter, performer, and author with 9 Grammy nominations. Her songs "At Seventeen" and "Society's Child" are in the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Her autobiography, Society's Child, received starred reviews for both the book and the audiobook from Booklist in addition to a Grammy win for Best Spoken Word Audio.
INGRID (1953) and DIETER (1947) SCHUBERT were born in Germany. After the Academy of Design in Munster and the Academy of Art in Dusseldorf they went to the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Their many books for children are available in 21 languages. Their work has been exhibited all over the world.This illustrating couple is extremely popular with parents and children alike because of their skill in watercolours and keen eye for witty detail.

Reviews

Of Janis Ian's Society's Child:
"Painfully candid . . . hard to put down."
-Booklist (starred review)
"Society's Child"is the hugely readable autobiography of an artist who has lived through success and crushing hardship but knows that 'you can't sing and cry at the same time.' Sing on!"
O, The Oprah Magazine"
Of Janis Ian's audiobook edition of Society's Child:
"Her mesmerizing memoir transports us back in time with both words and music. . . Totally at home in front of a microphone, her narration is less a performance and more of a conversation; she speaks with ease and conveys both occasional tears and the frequent laughter of a friend who is self-effacing enough to say, "So if you don't lose patience with my fumbling around, I'll come up singing for you, even when I'm down."--Booklist (starred review)
"Hearing Ian tell her story adds emotional depth and character to the journey she shares." --Audiofile
Reviews for The Umbrella (2012 Outstanding International Best Book of the Year, USBBY):
.".. a marvelous treat for the senses; masterful drafting and splendid color make every spread worth lingering over. "
-Publishers Weekly
"All of the double-spread pages of this wordless picture book are filled with movement and light ... As with many great picture books "The Umbrella' hides images within images ... There is plenty of room for imagination here, and great beauty besides."
-Boston Globe
"Perfect for blustery fall days, let me share with you a favorite new picture book. ... This wordless masterpiece begins before even the title page. ... Each double-page spread bleeds off the pages, absorbing the reader into each landscape, imagining the untold story the lives with each scene. ... This is a book created by a team who truly understands the art of the picture book, utilizing all the parts of the book right down to its endpapers, to tell this remarkable wordless adventure ... this book is a going to be a winner."
- Eric Carle Museum Of Picture Book Blog
"The double-page spreads are colorful, fun, charming and bursting with life and energy. .... The Schuberts, a husband and wife team, are clearly having fun dynamically changing perspectives, focal points, and scale, pushing each composition to create an entirely fresh feeling from one environment to another. The result is a fantastic sensation of movement, achieving the feeling of a topsy-turvy adventure ride ... If one picture is worth a thousand words, this book offers plenty of stories both told and untold through the illustrations. "
- Through the Looking Glass
"Janis Ian easily conquers a new audience with her adorable mouse, both book and music. The story is as full of joy and adventure as any young reader could want. And as an added bonus, your child will sing him/herself to sleep with the tune." Jane Yolen, noted children's author, often called "The Hans Christian Andersen of America"

Starred review. A little whimsy, a little darkness, a little music for a song turned into a picture book by veteran singer/songwriter Ian...The Schuberts' illustrations are brightly colored and often surreal...Both words and music are appended, and a CD is included with three versions: vocal with band (that includes quite a wonderful clarinet), a band-only karaoke version and vocal with guitar. It is a rollicking little number...
""Janis Ian easily conquers a new audience with her adorable mouse, both book and music. The story is as full of joy and adventure as any young reader could want. And as an added bonus, your child will sing him/herself to sleep with the tune."" Jane Yolen, noted children's author, often called ""The Hans Christian Andersen of America""