King Mouse

By Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dena Seiferling

King Mouse finds his authority in question when his subjects find crowns of their own...

A mouse comes upon a tiny crown in the grass. The mouse puts the crown on his head, and when a bear walks by and asks if he's king, the mouse responds "Yes." The tiny monarch settles into his new role very comfortably ... until, that is, a snake comes upon a crown and claims she is queen. The mouse is not amused! Especially when, one by one, the other animals find crowns and claim they are kings, too. But when the bear can't find a crown, King Mouse make a most surprising decision... A sweet, thoughtful, funny tale of friendship, sharing and play.

  • An inspired collaboration between an award-winning author and debut picture book illustrator
  • A gentle and humorous modern fable about imaginative play and kindness in the tradition of classics like Little Bear and Frog and Toad
  • With high production values, this small format, beautifully produced edition will be perfect for giving as a gift

About the author

Cary Fagan has written award-winning books for both adults and children. His picture books are Gogol’s Coat, The Market Wedding, Ten Old Men and a Mouse, and My New Shirt. His novels for children include Daughter of the Great Zandini, The Fortress of Kaspar Snit, and Directed by Kaspar Snit. Cary has won the City of Toronto Book Award, the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction, and the Mr. Christie Silver Medal. Cary Fagan lives in Toronto, Canada. Find him online at

About the illustrator

Dena Seiferling graduated with a BFA and Visual Communications Degree from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She works as a tutor at the college while pursuing her illustration and needle-felted art. Dena lives and works in Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two children. King Mouse is her first picture book. Find her online at and on Instagram as @pickleandfrancois.

ISBN: 9781406393774
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Dimensions: 198 x 203mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/02/20 at 22:18:27
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