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The Wind and the Mouse/Mouse and the Egg by Michelle Worthington and Adyna Ferre

Title: The Wind and the Mouse/Mouse and the Egg

Author: Michelle Worthington and Adyna Ferre

Genre: Fiction,

Publisher: Daisy Lane Publishing

Published: March 2021

Format: Paperback (The Mouse and the Egg), Hardcover (The Wind and the Mouse)

Pages: 32

Price: $24.95

Synopsis: Gentle, sensory friendly stories empowering children with values including empathy, kindness, friendship and responsibility.

This gentle series as a part of The Willing Kids Program, has been developed with sensory and concept difficulties of young children in mind. The Wind and the Mouse and The Mouse and the Egg are the latest two titles released by award-winning author, Michelle Worthington, beautifully illustrated by Adyna Ferre. These stories are playful, sensitive and invaluable for delighting, and enlightening children on a range of value-based topics. Perfect for curling up with… enjoy the journey!

Support author Michelle Worthington during our campaign from March 1 to 5, 2021. 

Illustrated by Adyna Ferre. Published by Daisy Lane Publishing. Hosted atwww.justkidslit.com/blog and Books On Tour PR & Marketing.

Book 1 – The Wind and the Mouse

Down a hole in the middle of the field, a little mouse slept in a bed made of feathers, moss, leaves and straw. Her nose and paws curled tightly inward but her long tail is sticking out.

Spring is here. Mouse wants things to stay the same.

Can Wind show her all of the beautiful things that come with change?

Book 2 – The Mouse and the Egg

Baby bird is coming. Mouse wants to help. Can she get used to the responsibility of babysitting before Mama Bird comes back?

A story of kindness and friendship and learning responsibility for small children and families.

~*~

The Wind and the Mouse, together with The Mouse and the Egg, is part of a program that teaches kids literacy and mental health at the same time called The Willing Kids Program. The books can also be enjoyed alone. In the first book, The Wind and the Mouse, the Spring wind is awake, and has started bringing the world to life. Things are changing, but Mouse wants everything to stay the same – can the wind convince her to come out and play?

This first book is about adapting to change, and the challenges that come with that for children, especially at young ages such as starting preschool, starting kindergarten, moving or a new baby arriving in the family. It is a soft and gentle story that can be read aloud or read quietly alone. It helps children come to understand that change is inevitable and that it isn’t always a bad thing. It also validates their feelings about these changes whilst encouraging them to have the feelings, to experience them yet gives them a way to deal with them and find a way through them.

In book two, the mouse is asked to look after an egg that is about to hatch. It’s a BIG responsibility, and the mother bird has left all kinds of instructions. But mouse soon gets bored and takes the egg off on a noisy, playful adventure with music and pirates. But as the egg starts to crack, the little mouse runs back to the nest – can she become responsible in time?

The second story is focused on family, friendship and responsibility, and the role we all play in forming society and helping the people within society who are family, friends and the general public. Young children starting at school will be starting to enjoy freedom, and be learning about responsibility, and the things that they can be responsible for at a young age, whilst building confidence in becoming more responsible as they grow.

Both books focus on friendship, community, kindness and growth, with an additional focus on teaching literacy as well. It allows children to explore and understand their journey and emotions in a safe and fun way.

When read together, these books provide a safe learning environment for kids, and help to improve reading literacy and emotional literacy whilst entertaining them. The delightful illustrations by Adyna Ferre are soft, gentle and evoke a sense of change, responsibility and friendship.  This is a delightful set of books that can be used to entertain or educate, or both – and be used individually or as companion books to expand children’s experiences.

Another wonderful blog tour opportunity!

Title: The Wind and the Mouse/Mouse and the Egg

Author: Michelle Worthington and Adyna Ferre

Genre: Fiction,

Publisher: Daisy Lane Publishing

Published: March 2021

Format: Paperback (The Mouse and the Egg), Hardcover (The Wind and the Mouse)

Pages: 32

Price: $24.95

Synopsis: Gentle, sensory friendly stories empowering children with values including empathy, kindness, friendship and responsibility.

This gentle series as a part of The Willing Kids Program, has been developed with sensory and concept difficulties of young children in mind. The Wind and the Mouse and The Mouse and the Egg are the latest two titles released by award-winning author, Michelle Worthington, beautifully illustrated by Adyna Ferre. These stories are playful, sensitive and invaluable for delighting, and enlightening children on a range of value-based topics. Perfect for curling up with… enjoy the journey!

Support author Michelle Worthington during our campaign from March 1 to 5, 2021. 

Illustrated by Adyna Ferre. Published by Daisy Lane Publishing. Hosted atwww.justkidslit.com/blog and Books On Tour PR & Marketing.

Book 1 – The Wind and the Mouse

Down a hole in the middle of the field, a little mouse slept in a bed made of feathers, moss, leaves and straw. Her nose and paws curled tightly inward but her long tail is sticking out.

Spring is here. Mouse wants things to stay the same.

Can Wind show her all of the beautiful things that come with change?

Book 2 – The Mouse and the Egg

Baby bird is coming. Mouse wants to help. Can she get used to the responsibility of babysitting before Mama Bird comes back?

A story of kindness and friendship and learning responsibility for small children and families.

~*~

The Wind and the Mouse, together with The Mouse and the Egg, is part of a program that teaches kids literacy and mental health at the same time called The Willing Kids Program. The books can also be enjoyed alone. In the first book, The Wind and the Mouse, the Spring wind is awake, and has started bringing the world to life. Things are changing, but Mouse wants everything to stay the same – can the wind convince her to come out and play?

This first book is about adapting to change, and the challenges that come with that for children, especially at young ages such as starting preschool, starting kindergarten, moving or a new baby arriving in the family. It is a soft and gentle story that can be read aloud or read quietly alone. It helps children come to understand that change is inevitable and that it isn’t always a bad thing. It also validates their feelings about these changes whilst encouraging them to have the feelings, to experience them yet gives them a way to deal with them and find a way through them.

In book two, the mouse is asked to look after an egg that is about to hatch. It’s a BIG responsibility, and the mother bird has left all kinds of instructions. But mouse soon gets bored and takes the egg off on a noisy, playful adventure with music and pirates. But as the egg starts to crack, the little mouse runs back to the nest – can she become responsible in time?

The second story is focused on family, friendship and responsibility, and the role we all play in forming society and helping the people within society who are family, friends and the general public. Young children starting at school will be starting to enjoy freedom, and be learning about responsibility, and the things that they can be responsible for at a young age, whilst building confidence in becoming more responsible as they grow.

Both books focus on friendship, community, kindness and growth, with an additional focus on teaching literacy as well. It allows children to explore and understand their journey and emotions in a safe and fun way.

When read together, these books provide a safe learning environment for kids, and help to improve reading literacy and emotional literacy whilst entertaining them. The delightful illustrations by Adyna Ferre are soft, gentle and evoke a sense of change, responsibility and friendship.  This is a delightful set of books that can be used to entertain or educate, or both – and be used individually or as companion books to expand children’s experiences.

Another wonderful blog tour opportunity!

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