The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Grill Pan Eddy
Publisher: Andersen Press
Grill Pan Eddy is a daring and very intelligent mouse who takes up residence in a box of porridge oats and flatly refuses to be caught despite the family's best efforts.
He foils all attempts to bring him to a sticky end, outwitting cats, dogs, owls and traps until the family grow quite attached to him and embrace him as one of their own.
When Eddy dies, as mice tend to do, they are bereft. But unbeknown to them, Eddy had a son…
Jeanne Willis' irresistible rhyming story is hilariously illustrated by the wonderful Tony Ross and will easily earn its place in any pre-school collection. Both children and adults are sure to fall for Eddy and will love to read about his exploits again and again.