This book is a compilation of cozy, old-fashioned stories about a community of mice in England. (It really feels quite British, at least to this American.) There is lots of loving discussion of food and games and activities (the creation of a beautiful ice hall to have a Snow Ball in is a favorite). But the sweet stories may just be an excuse for the tremendously detailed, wonderful illustrations. The many cross section pictures (like the one above) are particular favorites.
Author: Jill Barklem
Illustrator: Jill Barklem