Dear Diary, I made boats today. Pip and I took them down to the pond to see if they would float. "They'll go all the way to China, won't they, Lucie?" "Unless they meet a whale, Pip." Meet Lucie and her irrepressible young friend, Pip, through the diary entries of Little Lucie - a thoroughly modern mouse with a style all her own! She makes her own hats and boats, bakes cakes, walks on stilts, and is writing a book. The text works on two levels, with each "handwritten" diary entry followed by dialogue and illustration which illuminate the scene.
Author/illustrator Louise Pfanner has had a number of successful books, including Louise Builds a House and Louise Builds a Boat. She has also written for Playschool, and illustrated Playschool's The Green Book. Louise has an MA in Children's Literature, and is a well-known reviewer of children's books. She lives in Sydney with her husband and has four sons.