Nalah Goes To Mad Mouse City by Anne Sawyer-Aitch

Nalah Goes To Mad Mouse City

Nalah Goes To Mad Mouse City – Book Review

Have you ever felt angry, disappointed or bored because all of your friends are doing exciting things while you are left behind?

That’s the predicament that Nalah – the little girl with the wild imagination who we first met in Nalah and the Pink Tiger – faces in her latest book, Nalah Goes To Mad House City by author and illustrator Anne Sawyer-Aitch!!

Of course, when your imagination is as wild as Nalah’s – you never stay bored for very long!

In Nalah Goes To Mad House City, what starts out as a bad day for Nalah turns into a fantastical adventure when Nalah goes on a magical journey to the home of her friend Mad Tooth The Mouse – the friend who likes to eat her socks!

There, she discovers she is a hero in Mad House City and she enjoys many wonderful celebrations in her honor!

Of course, Nalah’s adventures are only beginning…

Nalah Goes To Mad Mouse City is a wonderfully imaginative story that stands out not only for the unique story that Anne Sawyer-Aitch weaves, but also for the one-of-a-kind illustrations that Anne creates through a process caked “illuminated illustration” that involves cut-away designs, layering and back-lighting.

Anne says that the Nalah stories were inspired by a real-life girl – her lively, rambunctious niece – as well as the epic games she shared with her brothers as a child.

If you are looking for a children’s author who infuses imaginative story-telling, creative play and cultural diversity into her books, be sure to check out Anne Sawyer–Aitch and her latest book, Nalah Goes To Mad Mouse City!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nalah Goes To Mad Mouse City – Book Trailer

Nalah Goes To Mad Mouse City – Book Tour

Nalah Goes To Mad Mouse City Book Tour

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About Anne Sawyer-Aitch

Anne Sawyer-Aitch

Anne Sawyer-Aitch (pronounced like the letter “H”) is a puppeteer and stilt-walker. When she decided to create her first book, Nalah and the Pink Tiger, she began experimenting with different styles of illustration, and finally discovered a technique that uses her skills as a maker of color shadow puppets. She calls it “Illuminated Illustration”, and it involves cut-away designs, layering, and backlighting.

In her capacity as a puppeteer, Anne creates puppet pieces of all kinds: parade floats, giant stilt puppets, and intricate color shadow shows. She is a MN State Arts Board Roster Artist, teaching puppetry all over the state, and has been touring around with her first book & her Nalah and the Pink Tiger show for the last two years. Nalah Goes To Mad Mouse City is her second book.

Anne lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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14 Responses to “Nalah Goes To Mad Mouse City by Anne Sawyer-Aitch”

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  1. you had us at “mouse” When Cody saw the word “mouse” on the blog, he told me that I HAD to read this review.
    Sounds like a precious series… the illustrations……love the concept.

  2. Laura says:

    This sounds delightful.

  3. Kristin says:

    This sounds so fun! My kids (and I) would love it! Thank you for sharing.

  4. karen
    Twitter: mrs_KarenC

    sounds like a great book, AJ would love to read it.

  5. Tiffiny says:

    I LOVE the premise of this book! And the pictures are so striking! I want to see it in person. Stopping by from the KLBH.

  6. That looks like such a cute book! My 3 year old would love it!

    Thanks again for linking up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!


  7. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays. I also appreciate your continued support. 😉

  8. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    How adorable! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you found some great posts to visit this week!

  9. Ambika S says:

    From Kid Lit Blog Hop, My kids always love books with super imagination.So I am sure this book would work for them. Thanks for the lovely review.

  10. This sounds a really fun book – thank you for introducing me to a new author. #KLBH

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