Little Mouse Finds a Friend
By Jeni Leidenfrost, Illustrated by Jessica Linn Evans (Jovial Press, 2017)
Little Mouse has three sisters who are too busy to play outside with him today. If only he had a friend or even a cool pet like his neighbor Buddy has, life would be great! When Little Mouse stumbles into Caterpillar, he immediately adopts the new pet friend into his life. They do everything together, until one day Caterpillar disappears. Join Little Mouse as he learns about the life cycles of both relationships and caterpillars.
Solar the Polar
By Kim Constantinesco, Illustrated By Jessica Evans (MacLaren-Cochrane, 2017)
Solar the Polar is a fun winter romp about a snowboarding polar bear and a skier girl who is missing her legs below the knee. This tale gives a gentle nod to Arctic warming, snow safety, and enjoying a life with a disability. Winter is no time to hibernate, so go for a ride with the polar inside. Order at Amazon or MacLaren-Cochrane. Also available in Dyslexic font at Amazon or MacLaren-Cochrane.
Waiting through Winter
By Jason Farley, Illustrated by Jessica Linn Evans (Jovial Press, 2015)
The animals are preparing to hibernate. The bear has been building up his fur, the squirrels have been gathering nuts in their home, and the birds are buckling down for a cold winter. And they are all willing to wait because they are all looking forward to the day when spring breaks. Jason Farley’s poem, accompanied by the beautiful pen and watercolor illustrations of Jessica Linn Evans, shows a bear, a family of squirrels, and birds that all trust that Spring will come after winter.