Three by the Sea

Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books

Mini Grey's pictures are always a delight, and this tale has an added interest in the twist at the end.

Dog, Cat and Mouse are old friends, each with their own established, and rather limited routine. But they are perfectly happy until a stranger (a stereotypically sinister fox) arrives and begins to suggest to each that the others are boring and lazy, resulting in a dreadful row between the friends.

However when Mouse decides to run away, his friends rescue him, realise that friendship is worth more than change, but nevertheless become slightly more adventurous in their homemaking!

So is the stranger a troublemaker or a catalyst? Grey’s text and images are filled with subtle subtextual challenges about true friendship.

More books like this

The Pea and the Princess

Author: Mini Grey

This is the real story of the princess and the pea, which recounts events from the Pea’s perspective.

Read more about The Pea and the Princess

Traction Man is Here

Author: Mini Grey

Transformed in an instant from combat cool to sartorial nightmare, can Traction Man ever be a superhero again?

Read more about Traction Man is Here

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...