Book Review of children’s book entitled:
THE TREEHOUSE MOUSE
Retail Price: $12.75 Available at Amazon.com
Author/Illustrator Jeffrey Stephen Maki has just released another Children’s book aimed at giving your kids a positive, upbeat and encouraging message designed to be comforting, hope-filled, and calming.
We give this book top billing for story, style, content, message, and graphics. For sure this is a treasure that will be a cherished part of your family library. The book is very conducive as a bed-time story book for the littler tots, and also a great reader for the mid-level grade-schooler.
In that vein, Treehouse Mouse is similar to a Dr. Seuss book in that it really does appeal to a large age group — from 4 years old to 4th grade for sure. Our kids are bombarded with so much stress these days from every aspect of society including the media and the overall living environment of today. Sometimes, just the calming effect of reading a richly illustrated fun-to-read children’s book can provide a needed change.
Children’s books like this one provide a quality and reassuring calmness that the vast array of electronics and cellphone apps fail to deliver. But this book especially succeeds on that front. The Treehouse Mouse is a gentle fun way to let kids know that just having a positive attitude can help in all challenges. With Disney-style graphics, The Treehouse Mouse is similar to a Dr. Seuss-type of book with its rhythmic verses.
The main little furry character, our beloved Treehouse Mouse, lives in an adorable hollowed out tree, and yet he ventures out into the world to experience the wonderful adventures of life. And laced with each adventure is a fun and a great message that reassures kids that a positive approach to life works best. But also as important, The Treehouse Mouse is a self-esteem builder that is carefully woven through a charming amount of whimsical fancy.
Content-wise, the book is about right for a bedtime story, and it will let your kids fall asleep with a positive light-filled message. That again, is something that kids of today don’t get a lot of. This book can be shared by parents (or grandparents) , or it can be read by the children themselves. The size is about 8 x 10, and the type is larger and very readable for all ages of eyes. At 40 pages, it is substantial (especially with the beautiful imagery), but it is designed so that a parent can skip pages if a shorter read is in order.
The Treehouse Mouse is available online Amazon.com., and of course Amazon provides overnight shipping if requested, so you can have it in your child’s hands rapidly. And the price is more than affordable at only $12.75, although Amazon or other retailers may offer a better price point. Regardless, the purchase price should fit anyone’s budget.
This is one reading treasure you should definitely add to your children’s collection. You can purchase it directly from Amazon at the link below. Or if you prefer, simply go to Amazon.com and put “Treehouse Mouse” into the search, and it will pop right up for you. This is indeed a great book for a holiday gift, or for any time of the year for that matter.