A frustrating book Karina Schaapman is a genius when it comes to creating mouse mansions As a storyteller, she s right up there with the author of the Dick and Jane books What I want is a book that treats her work purely as visual art and has photographs of each room in the house in turn, with no pretense of a story, and no pointless close ups of the Julia and Sam mouse dolls. Beatrix Potter Meets I Spy In This Detailed And Charming Storybook Adventure Best Friends Julia And Sam Are Mice Who Live In The Mouse Mansion When They Re Together They Find All Sorts Of Adventures And All Kinds Of Trouble Come With Them As They Discover A Secret Hiding Place, Greet The Ragman, And Learn To Make Pancakes There Is A Shop That Sells Everything And A Box Full Of Treasure And Oh No There Might Even Be A Rat The Mouse Mansion Is Always Full Of Surprises Author And Artist Karina Schaapman Spent Years Building And Furnishing The Mouse Mansion In Which This Collection Of Stories Takes Place The Elaborate Dollhouse Is Made Of Cardboard Boxes And Papier M Ch And Contains Than One Hundred Rooms To Explore The story is simple, but sweet Love the emphasis on familythe mouse names are repeated too often, but maybe that s just me P However, the pictures are SO charming and wonder filled My children were enchanted just as much as I was Just lovely D I adore this picture book featuring little vignettes of life in the charming and tiny Mouse Mansion Each story is paired with an oversize, matte photo of the mansion s interior rooms The artwork is all hand crafted by Dutch artist Schaapman, and the book would be worth it just for the hours you and your child will spend staring at the scenes The little stories are connected but do not have to be read together, so you could parse this out over several bedtimes you ll be looking at the pictures most of the time anyway This is my favorite picture book in awhile. I really, really want to play with the mouse mansion. Adorable I could look at the pictures for hours I recommend it for anyone who had a doll house as a child or loves the world in miniature. CHARMING I love children s book with illustrations like this like photographs of a scene The author spent years creating Mouse Mansion out of cardboard boxes and paper mache The mansion has over 100 rooms and each one is completely decorated and filled with little mouse sized accessories The picture of the whole mansion at the beginning of the book really shows how much work went into creating this And the story line is so cute with two friends Julia and Sam exploring the Mouse Mansion and playing My favorite scene is when Julia has chicken pox and the little mouse doll has embroidered dots all over so cute and clever Overall, a really unique picture book This is one I might have to buy. After visiting the Mouse Mansion storefront in Amsterdam it s completely magical and should be at the top of your list of places to visit while in Amsterdam if you have children and or love tiny things and or have eyes , I tracked down an English language copy of this book and was not disappointed The stories are cute, my 4 year old and I delighted in knowing about Sam and Julia, and I can t get enough of the pictures and trying to figure out how all the tiny props are made. This is an amazingly wonderful children s book with a story adorned by hundreds of tiny mice hand crafted by the author The details are unbelievable They re set in all different situations with such whimsical delicacy I can t praise the artistry enough
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Mouse Mansion book, this is one of the most wanted Karina Schaapman author readers around the world.
- 64 pages
- The Mouse Mansion
- Karina Schaapman
- 14 April 2019 Karina Schaapman