by I. C. Springman and Brian Lies

A mouse teaches its magpie friend that more doesn't mean better in this picture book from bestselling duo Springman and Lies.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358117902
  • ISBN-10: 0358117909
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 11/26/2019
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

A mouse teaches its magpie friend that more doesn’t mean better in this picture book from best-selling duo Springman and Lies. 


“This is a timely, clearly needed fable for contemporary society as it tries to unravel itself from excessive materialism. Ideal for discussions about reducing consumption.” —School Library Journal, starred review 


This innovative and spare picture book asks the question: When is more more than enough? 


Can a team of well-intentioned mice save their magpie friend from hoarding too much stuff? With breathtaking illustrations from the New York Times best-selling Brian Lies, this book about conservation wraps an important message in a beautiful package.

About the author
I. C. Springman

I.C. Springman has published short stories in various literary magazines. More is Springman's first children's book.

Brian Lies

Brian Lies is the award-winning author-illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, Bats at the Ballgame, and Bats in the Band. He has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Brian lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his family.