Little Mouse Finds a Friend by Jeni Leidenfrost and Jessica Linn Evans

Here is a simply lovely review of Little Mouse Finds A Friend.

The Picture Book Review

[Review Copy Courtesy of Jovial Press]

Little Mouse Cover

Here’s a sweet picture book about a small mouse that finds and adopts a caterpillar as a pet. Little Mouse Finds a Friend‘s characters are charming, it is beautifully illustrated, and the factual information is memorable and interesting.

pg6 From Little Mouse Finds a Friend by Jeni Leidenfrost and Jessica Linn Evans. Image Courtesy of Jessica Linn Evans.

We meet Little Mouse one day as he is getting ready to head outside and play. No one else in his family is interested in joining him, so he heads off by himself. After meeting up with a friend and admiring his friend’s pet ladybug, he literally stumbles upon an ideal pet for himself: a caterpillar.

pg10-11spread From Little Mouse Finds a Friend by Jeni Leidenfrost and Jessica Linn Evans. Image Courtesy of Jessica Linn Evans.

It’s at this point in the story that you’ll find, for…

View original post 527 more words

Story time and drawing demo at Auntie’s Bookstore

Author Jeni Leidenfrost and I had a blast during Story Time at Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane on Saturday. Our time started off with Jeni reading Little Mouse Finds a Friend to a wide age range of readers. Jeni also introduced the Braille versions* of Little Mouse and some of the young readers got a chance to touch and see what Braille feels like under their fingers.

After the reading, we passed out paper, crayons, and clipboards provided by Auntie’s. Then I began to demonstrate how to draw Little Mouse with several easy shapes, like a lemon (for his head) and a moon (for his mouth). The finished drawing went to one of the readers and I drew another one for a little pre-reader who came to Story Time for her birthday treat.

It was such a delightful morning. Auntie’s is a wonderful place for children to learn to love reading!

*The full Braille version, with descriptions of the illustrations, are now available on Amazon!