The Adventures of Mooty was first published as a 10-part series of children’s stories in 1980, depicting the adventures of a loveable little mouse who endears himself to a community of animals, birds and insects and becomes their hero.
Four decades on, Mooty continues to charm children and adults alike.
Author Jessie's reflections on Mooty & Grandma: Early one morning, a little mouse with a long curly tail came into my kitchen to nibble on my packets of instant noodles. When I came downstairs to prepare breakfast, I saw him and screamed. My family rushed down to see what the matter was. My two sons were very young then. The older one asked if I had seen a thief while the younger one asked if I had seen a ghost! That encounter, spiced with a heap of imagination, resulted in The Adventures of Mooty.
My Indian friend used to tell me about her widowed grandmother who wore only white Saris. She became my model for Grandma in the stories.
© 1980 by Jessie Wee. Published in paper format in Singapore by Marshall Cavendish International Asia, recorded by Storyside 2020.