The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse
Through Space and Time
What a disaster! The little mouse has missed the great cheese fair in Bern. He got there exactly one day too late. How could that have happened? The mouse begins to think about the nature of time… But no matter how much he learns, one question remains unanswered: can time be stopped, or even reversed? Thanks to his own inventiveness and with the help of Einstein’s theories, the mouse succeeds in building a time machine and embarks on an exciting journey…

A September/October Indie Next Pick!

Book Trailer


Torben Kuhlmann has written a new mouse adventure, the fourth one in this series, in which he sends the mouse on an another fascinating journey. His previous picture books Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse, Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon, and Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure became international bestsellers and have been translated into more than 30 different languages. The latest adventure – again superbly illustrated in watercolours and pencil – takes the series into the realm of science fiction, inspired by the great authors who have written in this genre.

American Library Association: Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Award, 2019
ALA Notable Children’s Book, 2019

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Praise for EINSTEIN

“Another milestone in human-mouse collaboration, virtuosic of visuals and tongue in cheek of tone.”

Starred, Kirkus Reviews

“Kuhlmann’s sepia-tone illustrations are so glorious because of the keen attention he pays to how things might look from a mouse’s perspective. His unique ability to combine fun, facts, science and biography makes Einstein a real triumph.”

Starred, BookPage

“Time is relative, size doesn’t matter, and kindred spirits can be located past and present when it comes to determination, wanderlust, curiosity, and big ideas. A charming volume for story hours, or to launch STEM projects in the classroom.” 

School Library Journal

“Kuhlmann forges another delightful, science-fueled adventure in this beautifully illustrated tale…”


“The story is a primer on Einstein’s theories and discoveries, and it prompts discussion on the nature of time itself.”

Foreword Review


Einstein is a perfect book for classroom discussion.

Teacher’s Guide
Our Teacher’s Guide provides elementary students with adaptive STEAM extensions to explore the concepts of time, design, invention, and research.

Coloring Pages and Cut-Out Bookmark

A coloring page for younger elementary students (grades K-2).
The bookmark can be enjoyed by everyone.
All you need are scissors and glue!

einstein dossier

This kit features beautiful interior images from the book, a Q&A with the author who blends his answers with original illustrations, and information on the other titles in the Mouse Adventure series.