Hermelin lives in an attic full of books, boxes and boots and a wonderfully smelling box of cheese for a sleeping nest. Fortunately, Hermelin can write lables, lists and letters with the old typewriter he has found. His small binoculars help him to discover lots of exciting things in Offley Street. All inhabitants have lost something and need immediate support. Thank goodness for Hermelin!
In people’s flats he quickly fixes notes on little pieces of paper. In an instant they can find their lost properties again. But why are they all frightened of him and only regard him as a pest? Sadly, Hermelin packs his bags to go away for good. He goes to sleep in his box of cheese for the last time. But the next morning he not only finds a marvellous message, but also a close girl friend.
This book is suitable for readers between 5 and 7 years of age.
Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord. Mini also worked as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Her books include Egg Drop, The Pea and the Princess (shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), Biscuit Bear (winner of the Nestle Children’s Book Prize Gold Award), Traction Man is Here (winner of the Boston Horn Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon (winner of the Nestle Children’s Book Prize Bronze Award and winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), and Traction Man meets Turbodog. Mini Grey is one of the Big Picture’s ten Best New Illustrators.