Lighthouse Mouse Meets Simon the Cat
Publication date: May 2012
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
When Lighthouse Mouse meets Simon the Cat for the first time, grouchy tempers and furs fly. Simon could not believe his eyes as he watched pesky Lighthouse Mouse win Molly's friendship and take part of her attention. Simon was so mad that he wanted to eat that mouse right on the spot, and Simon knew that he could do it! Watching from between cushions, Lighthouse Mouse knew that he had to do something fast, or he would end up as a morsel on Simon's plate. Mouse did the one thing he saw Molly do when she was in a tight spot. He prayed harder than he had ever prayed in his short mouse life. As Mouse calmed down, he reasoned with Simon from between the pillows about why they should try something different. Anyone can be mean, Mouse told Simon, but it takes a bigger cat or mouse to get beyond fighting. Mouse suggested a crazy idea, which Simon finally accepted. Why not be friends and see how much they could help Molly? After all, didn't they both care for her? What happened next saved Mouse's life. It also led to friendship for this unlikely pair of Simon the Cat and Lighthouse Mouse. Learning to work as a team to help Molly, they discovered joys and fun in their unlikely friendship. Playing in harmony and helping Molly with lighthouse duties, they learned life lessons that children intuitively understand. Cooperation and faith are major skills that many children struggle to master. This children's animal fantasy lays groundwork for faith, hope, and cooperation. When they make up their minds to do so, children can conquer challenges that might otherwise cause trouble and lead to misery. As the second children's book in a series, this is the follow-up to Independent Publishing Publisher's award-winning book The Lighthouse Mouse. It is a whimsical book for children ages four to eight. For parents and teachers, it is a book for anyone wanting to share wholesome values with young children. Don Sanne An artist and illustrator, Don Sanne was a graphic designer for Boeing aircraft. He did architectural photography and illustrations for architects Afseth, Jacobs, and Schmidtz and for his own company, Don Sanne Studios in Medford, Oregon. Sanne also won third place in an art show for Coos Art Museum for the American Society of Marine Artists.