In a bid to save the leaky vestry roof, the church mice decide to raise some money by entering Sampson into a cat show. He soon wins when the mice invoke havoc by winding up all of the other cat contestants. Sampson continues to win show after show, until he is catnapped and held to ransom. It is up to Arthur and Humphrey to save him and outwit the thieves -
Graham Oakley started illustrating books in the late 1950s, and became a full time author and illustrator after leaving his position as a set designer at the BBC. In 1972 he published The Church Mouse, the first title in this highly successful series.