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A Special Treat

Written by  Ellen DeLange

Illustrated by Monty Lee

About 'A Special Treat'

One mouse wants everyone to have a special treat. Two mice go to the market to buy some seed. Three mice are digging lots of tiny holes. What are they up to?


A funny counting book in rhyme about cooperation and sharing.


Age: 2+


Story behind the story

I've seen many counting books. It was a challenge for me to create a book which has multiple layers. In this book we count from one to ten, but also learn about the process how plants grow and that cooperation helps to achieve great goals which one individual would not have been able to do.


About the illustrator

Monty Lee is an artist living in sunny Australia. Growing up with two artistic parents, there was never a shortage of art supplies or creativity. The old creaking family home was filled with the most extraordinary books, providing an inspiration that set Monty off on her journey as an illustrator. Always eager to embrace the art of imagination you could, and still can, find her reading books or strolling around in art galleries.  Her fascination with children’s picture books has certainly not diminished over the years, with her house now bursting with books from all over the world. When she is not printing or painting, she is illustrating. 


International publications

'A special Treat, is (will be) available in:

Dutch (2021)

English (2021)


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