Dakota Crumb: Tiny Treasure Hunter

  • Jamie Michalak
  • Candlewick
  • 07/07/2021
  • ISBN: 9781536203943

RRP: $29.99 (Inc. GST)


In a clever take on the “night at the museum” theme, a little mouse with a genius for collecting leads picture book readers—and seek-and-find aficionados—on a thrilling nocturnal adventure.

Dakota Crumb: Tiny Treasure Hunter is both a rollicking story with a dash of danger and, in its final eye-popping spreads, a seek-and-find challenge. As the clock in the great museum tick-tocks past midnight, a little mouse with a sack and a treasure map scurries past the guards. Plucky and intrepid Dakota Crumb scours the museum for artifacts, including the famous Purple Jewel of Cairo (a gumdrop stashed in an exhibit). By day, the little mouse shares her carefully curated finds with fellow tiny creatures that flock to Miss Crumb’s tiny Mousehole Museum. A feast for sharp-eyed readers—who’ll delight in circling back after the story to pore over the illustrations in search of treasure—this gently suspenseful tale, splashed with soft, dusky hues, evokes a world of wonders after dark.

  • There are plenty of little treasures to spot on every spread, all listed at the end of the book
  • An exciting nighttime heist-type story featuring a brave little mouse and art aficionado. Readers will love following intrepid explorer Dakota through the moody blues and purples of Kelly Murphy’s illustrations!
  • A reminder to readers that one man’s trash is truly another mouse’s treasure!


About the author

Jamie Michalak is the author of the acclaimed Joe and Sparky series and Frank and Bean.

About the illustrator

Kelly Murphy is the award-winning author-illustrator of The Boll Weevil Ball and illustrator of Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters and Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters, both by Jane Yolen, as well as many other picture books and chapter books for young readers.

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