bunnies by the bay and claris the mouse
a little mouse with big dreams
This is the story of a tiny mouse with big dreams and an even bigger heart! The adventures of Claris follow this chic little mouse as she navigates the big, exciting world around her. She encounters setbacks and must draw on her friendships, courage and quick wit to overcome any obstacles that may get in her way. The story of Claris is about pursuing dreams, finding the people that you truly connect with and being brave enough to transform the world around you! A delightful rhyming tale that will resonate with young and old. Created by Megan Hess and published by Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing.
meet the creator
World-renowned fashion illustrator, and author and illustrator to the Claris the Mouse book series.
Megan Hess 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” After the release of Candace Bushnell’s book, Hess was catapulted onto the world stage and began illustrating Portraits for the New York Times, Italian Vogue and Vanity Fair Magazine. Megan’s skills have been deployed by Bergdorf Goodman, New York , to create a signature look for the prestigious department store.
Her work has also been commissioned by Harrods of London to create a bespoke bag collection for the iconic British department store. A series of portraits were also created for America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama. She has also illustrated portraits for Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman. Megan’s iconic style has also been used in a global campaigns for FENDI, Prada, Cartier, Dior and Salvator Ferragamo.Megan has illustrated live for bespoke Fashion shows around the world including FENDI at Milan Fashion Week, Viktor & Rolf and Christian Dior Couture and Chopard at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. She has written and illustrated 8 Best Selling books, including: Fashion House, The Dress and Coco Chanel, New York, Paris, Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris and Iconic. Megan is the Global ‘Artist In Residence’ for the prestigious Oetker Hotel Collection – she 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, 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 affectionally calls ‘Monty’.
claris the mouse story books
Illustrated by Megan Hess, these delightful books take the readers on adventures with Claris, from Paris to New York City and FAO Schwarz!
CLARIS THE MOUSE
THE SECRET CROWN
The card had no address – just one special clue:
a small golden crown. Claris knew what to do!
Claris and her best friend, Monsieur, are in London, looking for an exclusive club!
But what will they discover once they start following the clues?
The sixth book in the world of Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris, the best-selling picture book series from acclaimed fashion illustrator Megan Hess.
CLARIS THE MOUSE
THE CHICEST MOUSE IN PARIS
A delightful rhyming tale about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse, from acclaimed 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 MOUSE
WHERE IS CLARIS IN NEW YORK! FAO SCHWARZ SPECIAL EDITION
Claris, the chicest mouse in Paris, is setting off on an exciting adventure through the Big Apple!
Can you find Claris and her friends in fabulous New York places such as Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Met? What about in the Iconic Toy Store FAO Schwarz? Journey through the Big Apple with the chicest mouse in town, see the sites, learn and explore!
claris the mouse plush
Bring the stories to life with delighftul Claris Plush friends