I am definitely way past my chick-lit days. I was browsing around the bookstore, and was instantly smitten by this children’s book. Mouseton Abbey: The Missing Diamond by Joanna Bicknell and Nick Page (Make Believe Ideas Ltd) has so much going for it. The characters — all amigurumi crocheted mice — are based on Downton Abbey’s cast. Each page has delightful illustrations by Tim Hutchinson. It’s chock-full of puns (the story takes place during Cheesemas and most characters have cheesy names, i.e. Lady Ricotta, Mouseton’s version of Lady Mary; Lady Brie, Mouseton’s Lady Grantham; and Lady Gouda, the counterpart of my favourite Downton Abbey character, the Dowager Countess of Downton).
Last but not the least, it’s a cute little mystery.
To give or not to give it away to a little person in my life — now that is the question. Hmmm.