When a mouse named Sam lives in a library behind the reference books, what else would he do but write a few books of his own. Sam writes a few stories and slips them into the library shelves. Squeak! A Mouse's Life goes into the biography section. The Lonely Cheese and the Mystery of Mouse Mansion come next. When a young patron of the library discovers the books and shows them to the librarian, she becomes curious and invites Sam to Meet the Author day. What will Sam do? Can he reveal himself as the author?
A perfect way to get children excited about writing their own stories.
978-0810993464 32 pages Ages 4-7
Other titles in the series: Library Mouse #2, A Friend's Tale: Library Mouse A Museum Adventure; Library Mouse A World to Explore; Library Mouse Home Sweet Home;
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
"Every child can be a writer—and Library Mouse shows them how!
Beloved children’s books author and illustrator Daniel Kirk wonderfully brings to life the story of Sam, a library mouse. Sam’s home was in a little hole in the wall in the children’s reference books section, and he thought that life was very good indeed. For Sam loved to read. He read picture books and chapter books, biographies and poetry, and ghost stories and mysteries. Sam read so much that finally one day he decided to write books himself!
Sam shared his books with other library visitors by placing them on a bookshelf at night. Until there came the time that people wanted to meet this talented author. Whatever was Sam to do?
The joy of reading, writing, and sharing is brought to life in this warmhearted tale."--from the publisher