Little Mouse, who lives in Little Butte Creek Canyon, is a unique and creative thinker who never shies away from challenges. His most recent achievement is modifying the power of a lever to become a model to help animals and inspire humankind. He contacts his good friend Dr. Barnes, who has been recording Little Mouse's adventures and relaying them to his students, and invites him to come to his home in Little Butte Creek Canyon to see this wondrous invention.
But Dr. Barnes has a visitor-his niece, Shauna. Shauna knows of Little Mouse from her uncle's stories, but she doesn't know this animal is someone she can actually meet-and she's about to.
Children, teachers, and parents will be inspired by this heartwarming tale of ingenuity as Little Mouse demonstrates how the three parts of the lever-leverage, fulcrum, and balance-can guide them in seeking out and developing their true potential. Along the way, young readers will learn how to persevere in pursuit of their goals and know, as Little Mouse does, that where there's a will, there's a way.
Readers and listeners will take away from this story a road map to personal excellence. All of the essential aspects of a good life are spelled out in Little Mouse's creative model.
The Little Mouse the Mouse series is for adults to read and enjoy, and then share with young people. Wonderful books if you like humor, wit, surprises, fanciful plots, and suspense, and would like a roadmap of life while removing roadblocks that get in the way.
Wonderful with people ages ten to 110. Most people who buy this book also purchase "The Little Mouse the Mouse Coloring & Activities Booklet."
Readers report that this book is fun, humorous, and profound.
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About the Author
James Albert Barnes Jr., PhD, is a retired elementary teacher, reading specialist, mentor, and school administrator. His sense of ambition started at a young age, when he took jobs ranging from picking fruit to apprenticing in his parents' meat market and delicatessen in a small mountain community in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California.
He lettered in baseball and boxing in high school and then went on to college and received a bachelor's degree in a business marketing, an elementary teacher credential, and master's degree in curriculum and methods at California State University, Chico, and a Ph.D. in early childhood education from the University of Oregon.
Throughout his career, he endeavored to pass on to his students a can-do attitude and love of learning and self-improvement. Little Mouse began as a way for Dr. Barnes to show his students they can accomplish anything they put their minds to.