Hermelin the Detective Mouse
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Hermelin the Detective Mouse

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  72 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Ratatouillemeets Sherlock Holmes in this heartwarming story ofmystery and adventure, acceptance and friendship,by the acclaimed creator of Traction Man and Toys in Space.

Hermelin is a special little mouse. He was born in a box of cheese and lives in an attic at 33 Offley Street. He can read books and type notes on his typewriter. Most importantly, Hermelin can solve myst...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published September 26th 2013)
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Hermelin is a mouse who lives in the attic of Number 33 Offley Street. His attic is filled with books and boxes and a typewriter that Hermelin uses to write with. When Hermelin notices that the Offley Street Notices board is filled with people missing things, he knows just what he has to do. So he starts working as a mouse detective and solving the mysteries of Offley Street. He does this by noticing things and then leaving typed notes for the people to help them find their missing items. Then w...more
Leilah Skelton
Be still my heart. Here is one of those once in a blue moon, beautiful, timeless, memorable, heart-warming stories that you’ll want to read over and over and treasure. You might even find a small person to share it with. I’m certain that they would love it too.

Hermelin is a smart little mouse with a flair for typing and a knack for solving mysteries. It is not long before his detective skills have been put to use to help every resident in Offley Street. He may be small in stature, but he is huge...more
Sara Grochowski
After making his home in the attic of an apartment building, Hermelin, a small mystery-solving mouse, notices the building notice board covered with notices of missing items. Hermelin sets out to help return lost items by writing notes to the various apartment tenants, helping to recover a missing bracelet, purse, teddy bear, and more. When the tenants throw a party in the mysterious Hermelin's honor, he's touched, until the attendees scatter in a panic at the sight of a mouse. When Hermelin dis...more
Denis Vukosav
‘Hermelin the Detective Mouse’ made by Mini Grey is entertaining and nicely illustrated book for children that brings a story about Hermelin, a special mouse who when not eating cheese transforms into real Detective and solves actual mystery cases.

On the beginning of story, young reader will meet Hermelin who lives in the attic of Offley Street Number 33. His apartment is obviously full of boxes and books, but also one typewriter was found for which Hermelin will soon found the purpose.

Given tha...more
Born in a box designed for cheese, Hermelin makes his home in the attic of 33 Offley Street. The residents are very busy individuals, and Hermelin decides to put his wits to work in solving several small mysteries for the human inhabitants of the building. He sees notices seeking lost objects and pets, and proceeds to quickly type out notes informing their owners of their whereabouts. The grateful residents throw a party in his honor, hoping to meet this wonderful detective, but only one of them...more
Age: Preschool-1st grade

A delightful introduction to mystery stories, Hermelin the mouse finds he is quite apt at finding lost things and helping out the people of Offley Street. The tid-bit stories are inviting and great for older picture book readers/listeners but the plenitude of mysteries means they are short and don't allow room for investigation.

Also, the story is not entirely about solving mysteries. When Hermelin is invited to a party in his honor he scares the residents of Offley Stree...more
Hermelin is a most unusual mouse. After making a home for himself in the attic of Number 33 Offley Street, he discovers a typewriter. One day, he notices the message board where local residents have left notes about their missing jewels and pets. Suddenly, Hermelin is on the case! He returns the missing items to their rightful owners with typed notes, but no one knows where to find this mysterious detective. When the residents search him out, will they accept a mouse as a their friend and helper...more
Love this. Sharp-eyed kids will solve the mysteries alongside Hermelin. Detailed illustrations have that sort of Brett Helquist-y old-fashioned detail thing going on, with sweet antiquey collage elements. And Hermelin himself is the most sensitive, intelligent, and stylish mouse since Stuart Little.
Very clever! I love illustrations that have lots if things going on and what a great way to enhance the enjoyment than by having a number of mysteries to solve. With the help of a little white mouse. Delightful!
Ecl  Storytellers
Very detailed illustrations with a lot of text so may be hard for younger kids but would be enjoyed by preschool and up. Sweet and innocent story of good will in the world.
I'm a sucker for a book with a mouse detective. This one is best rest where the child can really see the pages so s/he can help solve the mysteries alongside Hermelin.
Cute story, though a bit busy in its visual presentation. Hermelin finds her way into a detective agency ... must be those typing skills!
Adorable, literate, and productive mouse saves the neighborhood from its forgetfulness and makes a delightful friend in the process!
The importance of transcending stereotypes, especially when it comes to mouse detectives.
Benji Martin
I would have adored this book in third or fourth grade.
Nanci Booher
I can't wait until this one is published.
A darling little story about a keen-eyed little mouse...and from the looks of things we will be seeing him again. Can't wait.

The illustrations are fun and kids will be flipping back and forth to see if they can reproduce Hermelin's results with their own powers of observation and deductive reasoning.
Paige marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2014
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