Are the mice and moles just wearing human clothes/using human technology?
This asks the audience to suspend disbelief*: they know moles and mice don't do this: they are acting the part of people, more symbolic, postmodern.
how does a mole, with it's big claws, do up fiddly buttons, or tie a knot?
Are they part of their own logical world?
They wear mole clothes and mouse clothes: taking influence from the clothing of the time for humans and extrapolating how this would work in a society of these characters?
- how has the memory of rural life been documented in narrative before?
- Thomas Hardy?
- what are the benefits of stories told with letters/words alone?
- abstract symbols in place of dialogue bubbles?
- what makes something look old? texture/colour/shape?
- husbandry and habits of the moe and the field mouse: diet, behaviour?
- is their world miniature? a literal mouse world?
- are they even wearing clothes?
Be aware of / Avoid:
- Wind in the Willows
- Sylvanian Families
- Lenor Advert cloth-people