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

Originally posted on The Picture Book Review:
[Review Copy Courtesy of Jovial Press] 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┬ácharming, it is beautifully illustrated, and the factual information is memorable and interesting. From Little Mouse Finds a…

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 chanceContinue reading “Story time and drawing demo at Auntie’s Bookstore”

Making picture books more accessible

The more children that can enjoy picture books the better. Right? I’m so pleased to have illustrated two books that are involved in making picture books accessible to more children. Little Mouse Finds A Friend is a mix of story and science and follows the life cycle of the Atlas moth. The author, Jeni Leidenfrost,Continue reading “Making picture books more accessible”

Little Mouse goes to Haiti

My friend Ryan goes to Haiti on a regular basis to an island that does not have electricity or running water and helps the children and animals there. She travels down and gives the children and livestock immunization shots and has been instrumental in helping build a school on the island. Haiti is the poorestContinue reading “Little Mouse goes to Haiti”

Thanksgiving: a life blessed

This is the road home. I am thankful. It’s Thanksgiving after all. As we drive home, we are nearly there and I take in the Palouse hills, now almost black with fertile soil. They tell the story of harvest, brought in during summer months. I notice the subtle green of the winter wheat beginning toContinue reading “Thanksgiving: a life blessed”

Science and story

I loved illustrating, Little Mouse Finds A Friend. My favorite thing about the book is the subtle mix of science and story. There are fun bits of scientific facts throughout, without overwhelming the narrative that focuses on friendship and family relationships. But at the end, the hunger for more science, brought on by the appealingContinue reading “Science and story”

Launch party at BookPeople of Moscow

We had a simply lovely time at book launch party for Little Mouse Finds A Friend. Author Jeni Leidenfrost and I visited with friends, new and old, and signed many books near the delightful childrens’ book section at BookPeople of Moscow. We had samples of the braille-only version of the book as well as theContinue reading “Launch party at BookPeople of Moscow”