Tom Mouse is an inspiration to young mice around the world. He sees himself as an ordinary, curious mouse. Tom Mouse loves preparing for and taking on fantastic, extraordinary adventures. He is inspired and encouraged by Grandad Mouse, who was an explorer. Together they choose Tom Mouse’s next adventure by spinning his beautiful globe of the world. Tom faces difficult challenges on his adventures but he has great support from his loving grandad and from the wonderful friends he makes along the way.
“... you can do it Tom Mouse!”
In his first book, Tom Mouse spins his globe of the world and when it stops he is pointing at Mount Everest. Find out how Tom prepares for and takes on the challenges of climbing the world’s highest mountain!
This book is sold in support of the Down's Syndrome Association. A bedtime story reading of the book is on KidLit TV and on YouTube.
About the Author
Dicky is a professional engineer, and an amateur adventurer, and has worked in London for over 35 years. He is also a dreamer, and is now living his long time dream, to write children's books!
The Tom Mouse stories are inspired by the writer's second son Tom, who was born with Down's Syndrome and died in 2004, aged 7. The books focus on the character Tom Mouse and his adventures and challenges, aided by the wonderful friends he makes along the way. The adventures are loosely based on the charity challenges which Dicky has undertaken since 2005 for the Down's Syndrome Association. These include: dog sledging in the Arctic; motorcycling across India and trekking to Everest.
Dicky was a London 2012 Olympics torchbearer, and fundraises for Woolgrove School in the UK and for the Down's Syndrome Association.
Joanna has worked as an artist and illustrator for over twenty years with her work sold both nationally and internationally for clients ranging from Shreds for Harrods and Selfridges to Halcyon Days Fine Enamels in Mayfair, ITV and Paddington Bear & Co.