One magpie, lots of stuff, and a few friendly mice show us that less is more. This innovative and spare picture book asks the question: When is MORE more than enough? Can a team of well-intentioned mice save their friend from hoarding too much stuff? With breathtaking illustrations from the award-winning Brian Lies, this book about conservation wraps an important message in a beautiful package.
About the Author
I.C. Springman has published short stories in various literary magazines. This is Springman's first children's book.
BRIAN LIESis the award-winning author-illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, Bats at the Ballgame, andBats in the Band.In addition, hehas written and illustrated more than twenty books for children. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Brian lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his family. Visit www.BrianLies.com to learn more about the author and his books.
"Dramatic paintings add depth and foreboding to a lesson about excessive materialism."--Kirkus
"The fable offers a finely drawn, restrained 'less is more' lesson about attachment to things."--Publishers Weekly "This is a timely, clearly needed fable for contemporary society as it tries to unravel itself from excessive materialism. Ideal for discussions about reducing consumption."--School Library Journal, starred review "This minimally told story delivers a strong antimaterialism message, and kids with a habit of amassing stuff may, like Magpie, recognize their own reflections."--Booklist