An infectious rhyming tale about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse, from international fashion illustrator Megan Hess.
Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris follows an adorable mouse who dreams of moving to Paris to follow her fashion dreams. One day, she bravely takes the leap – only to find a mean little girl with a horrible-looking cat standing in the way of her perfect Parisian apartment! Can Claris use all her wit, warmth and – of course – style to make her dreams come true?
Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris is the first picture book destined to delight fashion-obsessed readers of all ages!
A quarter of a million Claris books in print!
Shortlisted for the 2019 ABIA Picture Book of the Year. Long-listed for the 2019 Indie Book Awards: Best Children's Book
Size: 9.3 x 0.45 x 11.3 inches
About the Author:
Megan was destined to draw. An initial career in graphic design transcended into art direction for some of the world’s leading advertising agencies and Art Direction for Liberty Department store in London.
In 2006 Hess illustrated the New York Times number one selling book, ‘Sex and The City’. When Megan started illustrating portraits for TIME magazine, they described her work as: “Love at first sight. Megan has a unique way of capturing a likeness while also conveying a sense of the person through her line work. And her execution is perfect”.
She has written and illustrated 8 Best Selling books: including six fashion books (Fashion House, The Dress, Coco Chanel, New York, Paris and Iconic) and two children's books (Claris - The Chicest Mouse in Paris books and Claris - Fashion Show Fiasco).
Megan is the Global ‘Artist In Residence’ for the prestigious Oetker Hotel Collection - Megan travels and sketches at the iconic Masterpiece Hotels all over the world.
Today, Megan is one of the worlds most sought after fashion illustrators, with a client list that includes Dior, Vanity Fair, Givenchy, Dior, Tiffany & Co., Wedgwood, Chopard, Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Harpers Bazaar, Fendi, Prada and Cartier.
Megan illustrates all her work with a custom bespoke Montblanc pen that she affectionately calls ‘Monty’.