As quoted by the author: "Brambly Hedge is my ideal world. The way the mice live is completely natural, which is how I think life ought to be. They appreciate and use everything that grows around them. Theirs is a loving and caring society, but the mice are not just series and worth. They have FUN! Life is a series of picnics and gatherings, parties and outings."
This just brings me back to my childhood and my love for books. I adore really detailed illustrations, and this has the added bonus of looking like it's from a book I'd STILL want to read as an adult. :) -->Jill Barklem, illustration from Spring Story - A Birthday Surprise for Wilfred