Sam and Julia live in a wonderful place called the Mouse Mansion. Sam is SUPER shy and VERY well behaved, while Julia is SUPER curious and VERY stubborn. The two mice couldn’t be more different, but they are the best of friends. Whenever Julia gets bored, she goes looking for Sam, and they have all sorts of adventures together. They discover a secret cubbyhouse, greet the ragman and learn to make pancakes. There is a shop that sells everything and a box full of treasure. And – OH NO! – there might even be a rat! The Mouse Mansion is always full of surprises. Won’t you come inside and explore?
Author and artist Karina Schaapman spent years building and furnishing the Mouse Mansion in which this story takes place. The elaborate dollhouse is made of found objects such as bottle tops, matchsticks, pop sticks, cardboard boxes and papier-mache, and contains more than one hundred rooms to explore.