Review sponsored by Confetti Park (Bienville Ray, LLC)
The Children’s Book Review | February 22, 2016
Written by David Eugene Ray
Illustrated by Santiago Germano
Age Range: 4+
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Bienville Ray LLC (2016)
What to expect: Mice, Cats, Identity
It’s a pleasure to introduce a character that is sure to become your new favorite mouse, Santi! Santi is a clever mouse with an interesting desire. He wants to be a cat—and, of course, all of the other mice find this quite entertaining. Not deterred by their laughter, Santi stays true to himself and his dream when he decides that the big day has come for him to become a cat. When he walks through the grass to introduce himself to an orange cat, readers are given a most unexpected and delightful ending.
“So the little mouse, even though he was very scared, used his very best kitty strut to approach the orange cat.”
David Eugene Ray’s tale of Santi is a clever story written with elegantly simple and carefully selected text that exudes fresh originality. The characteristics of cats that Ray chooses to highlight are spot on and fun—when Santi practices being a cat he practices ignoring everyone and pretends to be bored. The manga style artwork in its pastel color glory is both emotive and excellent. And the book itself is a joy to handle with its thick glossy sheets that make it a pleasure to turn the pages.
Great for lap readers, independent readers, and cat lovers of all ages, The Little Mouse Santi is an inspiring tale that teaches us that, with a little courage, we can all be whoever we want to be. It’s definitely the cat’s meow!
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About the Author
The Little Mouse Santi was written by David Eugene Ray (@Aquarium_Dave on Twitter), a former schoolteacher who works at the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans.
About the Illustrator
Illustrator Santiago Germano is an animator and illustrator from Uruguay whose body of work includes animated feature film Anina. For more information, visit: SGermano.com.
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