Review: One Little Mouse


Charlie O’Shields latest is ‘One Little Mouse’, a Draw Upon a Time interactive storybook.

It isn’t the average activity book, and it isn’t the average storybook. It’s a unique blending of the two.

The illustrations are lively and colorful, a blend of hand-drawn and digital work.

The story is written in rhyme, and it’s about a frightened little mouse who asks for help to find his way home. The interactive element comes as the mouse finds things along the way. The reader is asked to decide what each item is, and to draw it.

The paper will handle pencil, pen, crayon and most similar media. Marker might go through to the back. There is a place at the front of the book to test out your drawing tool to make sure it won’t.

I used gel pen to draw a loganberry in the example above.

This book is a fun way to encourage a child (of any age) to use their imagination, while relaxing and having fun drawing.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

4 thoughts on “Review: One Little Mouse

  1. What a creative, inspiring and interactive way to encourage imagination! Yay Charlie!

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