This book is filled with cuteness and a life lesson that everyone, not just children, can learn from. The Little Mouse Santi by David Eugene Ray is a children’s book about a mouse who’s having a bit of an identity crisis. Of all of the many things this little critter could possibly be, he desperately wants to be a cat! How ironic is that?
Throughout the story, we are taken along his journey to becoming a feline. Even though he tries really hard and does everything he feels is necessary to make the change, he almost allows one thing to hold him back. That thing is the fear of what others may think of him once he makes the transition.
We’ve all experienced this fear at one time or another. Young children also experience this in their school environment. Unsure of themselves, they often wonder what their peers will think if they wear certain clothes or act a certain way. I honestly expected the mouse to be eaten alive by the cats, probably much like kids feel they will be tormented by their peers. However, the actual outcome of the story is much more hysterical and teaches a valuable lesson. If anything is to be learned from The Little Mouse Santi, it’s to follow your heart, face your fears and not care what others MIGHT say or do. At the end of it all, everyone has their own issues.
My daughter and I enjoyed reading this book from start to finish and let out a big laugh at the end. All kids can use a lesson in facing their fears, and this book addresses the issue on a level they can understand. You can purchase a copy of the book here. Or connect with The Little Mouse Santi on Facebook.