Maya is firstly, well….a little bit naughty….whisper it quietly….a little bit like my own daughter! But most of all, Maya is different! Imagine being a little mouse in the big outdoors, where every day is a challenge, avoiding all those predators. And yet Maya has a gift, a present, a point of different….a stripe on her back.
Stories Out Of The Box is quite a unique project which started as a Mole(Mouse)hill and is fast turning into a Mountain!
Why is it unique?
1) All the profits go to an amazing charity, Te Aud, based in the North-East of Romania
2) The book and toy, literally, go hand-in-hand, one they have popped out of the box!
3) The book’s message is that difference is strength!
Like all the best stories, Maya the Mouse was born out of curiosity, an over-active hobby and love!
The Plaice from the Place
and Ray the Mantra Ray
Both the Plaice from the Place and Ray the Mantra Ray are unfriendly, unwelcoming creatures from the sea who, rather than celebrating Sophia’s difference, reject her efforts to come and place with them…leading her onto the beach and the incredible encounter with Magic Mr Star!
Magic Mr Star
Magic Mr Star is a magical, mystical character who waves his magic wand upon seeing Sophia on the beach….like the very best stars, Magic Mr Star, seeing Sophia’s persistence, makes possible the possible, and in doing so, changes the lives of Sophia and Starfish forever!
of the BOX
Maya has lots of friends, as you’d expect from such an adventurous and mischievous – yet loveable! – little creature. Here are just a few of them; you’ll be hearing more from them in due course…..
Sophia the Starfish
Isabella the Iguana
Megan the Monkey
Caitie the Crab
Annabelle the Anteater
Isla the Ibis