Hyacinth Mouse

Coming soon to the Creature Kingdom series … Hyacinth Mouse and the Twirly Whirly Carnival.

Hyacinth Mouse is one of the little pupils of Houlihan Owl, a character from The Journey of Digory Mole. One day, she is on her way to school when she is met by Hattie and Matty Ratty, who persuade her to skip school and go to the Twirly Whirly Carnival where there is “No rules!” and “No school!” What can go wrong at a fun carnival? A lot can go wrong, where everything is twirly whirly, upside-down and backwards.

Here are some preview illustrations.

Below, Hyacinth Mouse is at her home, just about to head to school at the Right Way Schoolhouse.

Houlihan Owl teaches Hyacinth Mouse and her schoolfriends, including her buddies, Juniper Bunny and Oliver Duck.

Miss Hyacinth Mouse is on her way to school when she sees Hattie and Matty Ratty take an alternate path, one that doesn’t lead to school but leads to the Twirly Whirly Carnival.

Of course, the Twirly Whirly Carnival needs some twirly whirly rides like this tea cup ride, which turns out not to be as fun as it seems.

© 2020 Susan Joy Clark