Follow Stanley the mouse, a banjo-playing busker from London, on his very first trip around the world. Stanley joins Mrs. Crosbie on her majestic airship, a beautiful hot air balloon that offers travelers unparalleled views. Together they visit fifteen far-flung locations, including Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Beijing, Namibia’s Etosha National Park, Moscow, Tokyo, Rome, Delhi, Germany’s Black Forest, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Seoul, and Barcelona, before returning home—although not without plenty of excitement!
Stanley almost doesn’t make it past his first destination thanks to overindulging on delicious cheeses in Paris; he loses his hat in a breeze above the Great Wall of China; in Moscow, Stanley and Mrs. Crosbie discover they have a secret stowaway in the form of a fat black-and-white cat; and quite unintentionally, Stanley causes a stampede of elephants in Delhi. These and many more adventures await in this global addition to the Mice in the City series, which celebrates the culture of each destination through foods, festivals, and dress. The illustrations teem with surprises and the book invites children to play “hide-and-squeak,” searching each page for familiar characters.
Ami Shin is an award-winning illustrator based in South Korea. She graduated from the Cambridge School of Illustration in 2015 and went on to win the AOI award for new talent in 2016. She is the illustrator and author of Mice in the City: London and Mice in the City: New York.
Jamie Harris is a writer and photographer based in the UK.