Monday, January 22, 2007

Jek's Book Nook!

Believe it or not, January 20 was/is National Fancy Rat and Mouse Day. So, I know I still owe you some popcorn fun but until then, I offer up to you a recommended read of two very fine and "fancy" mice...

Bernelly and Harriet
Written and Illustrated by Elizabeth Dahlie
Published by Little, Brown

In this whimsical Country Mouse, City Mouse story, Bernelly, the countrified cutie is a flyfisher with style. While she prefers her quiet country life of fishing and gardening, she is a girl who loves a good pair of shoes. When she is in need of a new pair of boots, she rings up her dear fancy city cousin and proposes a visit. City mouse Harriet is a famous artist who loves to visit new places that will inspire her creativity. While the two discover that they prefer their own lives to each other's, they are fancy enough to see the whimsy in all that is around them! With beautiful illustrations you can't help but almost want to tear these pages out and frame them...almost!

Check out flickr-ette Cathy Gaubert for some whimsically fancy rats and more! She even has some squirrely goodness up. Cuz ya know, yesterday was Squirrel Appreciation Day! Oh and she has an etsy shop also!

And, just in case you are really into real fancy mice and rats. Here's some info on the critters!

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