I am an ardent Barbara McClintock fan. She's the illustrator I'd want to be if I was an illustrator. Her style just speaks to me on just about every level. I own almost everything her pen has touched.
Sadly, our picture book reading days are dwindling as my daughter approaches tweendom. But we both still love picture books and will make the time for special ones like this.
It's important to know that this is a sequel to another fabulous picture book titled Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary. You don't have to read that one to get something out of this one, but it sure enhances the experience greatly! In fact, the pair would make a LOVELY gift for any child who like miniatures and tiny details.