[Published by Sterling Publishing]
Oh boy, I do love a good secret…
Little Mouse finds an apple, “Oh! What a delicious treat!” Burying it in the ground seem like a great idea, that way, no one will ever know!
A series of friends stop by, curious to know what Little Mouse is hiding, but he has amazing powers of secret-keeping and refuses to let slip even a tiny hint. Hilariously, the buried apple has put up a shoot behind him and slowly but surely grows and grows until his secret is a hard-to-hide fully grown apple tree.
Little Mouse’s plan to keep his secret forever is scuppered by a laden apple tree throwing its fruit all over the ground. And what does Little Mouse discover? “Sometimes… secrets are even better when you share them.”
The design of this picture book is genius, from a tiny mouse tucked into the bottom of the page, alone with his apple, to the final spread where animals with red apples bustle around beneath a bright green tree.
A beautiful story, with delicious illustrations.
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