Hiding on the restaurant table, Paul Mouse's world has just turned upside down. Surely the man is making a joke? Isn't mouse noses on toast just a big myth? Gathering his friends - Sandra the Christmas tree decoration, Rowley Barker Hobbs, the sheepdog, and the Tinby, a kind of monster - Paul becomes determined to find the truth.
So begins an adventure involving mouse activists, the prime minister, cheese addicts, and a wildly insane Tinby. But what awaits them all at the mouse noses abbatoir?
Our five year-old is just at the point where he wants to start listening to longer stories and chapter books. This is far and away his favorite car and falling asleep book right now. The story itself is very odd - the narrative structure is very casual; it seems almost as if each chapter is being made up on the spur of the moment. The story is interesting enough to not drive us (the parents) crazy and bizarre enough to appeal to our Strange Child.