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The tale of a little mouse who makes a big noise, Madam Squeaker delighted the Roaring Readers. We adored the quirky characters, especially the owl, and plentiful illustrations (the mice’s expressions are gorgeous). The theme – everyone has a voice and should use it – really resonated, and we were impressed by Minetta’s ingenious recycling of a broken teacup.
Madam Squeaker, by Pip Jones, illustrated by Paula Bowles (Barrington Stoke)