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The Wise Mouse

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Maria is a little girl who’s very worried about her mother: why does she behave so oddly at times? One night, very upset about it all, Maria feels a tap on her shoulder and wakes to find a mouse sitting on her duvet. It’s not just any old mouse, but a very wise one who can talk to Maria about all her worries…

This book by Virginia Ironside and illustrated by Nick Sharratt aims to help 5 to 11 year-olds understand what is happening to a family member who may be experiencing a mental illness.

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