As the clock in the great museum tick-tocks past midnight, a little mouse with a sack and a treasure map scurries past the guards. Plucky and intrepid Dakota Crumb scours the museum for artifacts, including the famous Purple Jewel of Cairo (a gumdrop stashed in an exhibit). By day, the little mouse shares her carefully curated finds with fellow tiny creatures that flock to Miss Crumb’s tiny Mousehole Museum.
In a clever take on the “night at the museum” theme, a little mouse with a genius for collecting leads picture book readers — and seek-and-find aficionados — on a thrilling nocturnal adventure. A feast for sharp-eyed readers, who’ll delight in circling back after the story to pore over the illustrations in search of treasure, this gently suspenseful tale, splashed with soft, dusky hues, evokes a world of wonders after dark.
"Readers will need sharp eyes to identify the actual treasures, but the effort is rewarded by admission through a tiny door under the big museum to the Mousehole Museum — curated by the amazing, clever Miss Crumb. Murphy’s gray- and purple-hued nighttime cartoons perfectly track the action from Dakota’s close-to-the-ground perspective, depicting her as an intelligent, confident, and independent female. A closing activity invites readers to embark on their own treasure hunts to find other items to be seen in the museum on a second read. A delightful, entertaining romp with lots of surprises." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jun 23, 2021|