The Friendly Mouse is the debut work from talented new writer Sophia R. Tyler and beautifully illustrated by Matthew Sample. We are so excited to be part of this Virtual Book Tour and having the opportunity to showcase such a beautiful children’s book about kindness and treating people how you want to be treated.
“Mouse is a field mouse who loves living in the country, but works in the city. This leaves him with a major problem: he is constantly late for work. In the face of losing his job, Mouse makes a bold, faith-filled choice that could cost him everything.
An unexpected story about how a little mouse overwhelmed with his own struggles finds himself to be the miracle prayed for by another.”
My daughter and I had the best conversations about kindness after reading this book. I really enjoyed an extra page that is included in the back of the book labeled as Let’s Have Some Fun. On this page there was some conversation starter questions such as, “Can you remember a time when you showed kindness to someone else?” and a few reading comprehension questions which I appreciated.
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Author, Sophia R. Tyler wants her readers to know :
There are two main messages that I wanted to convey inThe Friendly Mouse. First, that more good things happen than bad when you choose to show kindness. In my story, the mouse was mistreated many times, but instead of showing that same unkindness, he meets these other characters with love and gentleness. Readers of the story will be able to see all the gifts that come his way for being a kind person. Second, that in your lowest, and most stressful times in your life, when you turn your head, God is always right there. There is a point in my story where Mouse is on his knees praying. I wanted to convey that God will always be there to listen and direct your path.