A classic story celebrating our hospitals, illustrated by highly acclaimed artist Ralph Steadman.
Midnight in the hospital ward and everyone is asleep except Henry. His pet mouse is sick, too. Before he knows what's happening, tiny doors open in the skirting boards and mice dressed as doctors and nurses wheel out tiny beds. The mice are taking over the hospital for the night and setting up their own emergency ward. This enchanting story, illustrated with a remarkable gallery of mouse characters by the inimitable Ralph Steadman, will have special appeal for any child who has ever had to visit hospital.
Bernard Stone was one of the great literary figures of London. A bookseller and an author born in Nottingham in 1924, his parents were Jewish refugees from the Ukraine. He began his working life as a street-trader before eventually founding his own bookshop in London, and going on to write many books for adults and children before his death in 2005.
Ralph Steadman is a British illustrator best known for his collaboration and friendship with the American writer Hunter S. Thompson. Steadman is renowned for his political and social caricatures, cartoons and picture books.