The Little Mouse Santi
The Little Mouse Santi, written by David Eugene Ray and illustrated by Santiago Germano, is an award-winning children’s book. It is a Moonbeam Award winner, a recipient of the prestigious gold Mom’s Choice Award, the coveted Kirkus star and was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews!
The little mouse Santi may be small, but he has a big dream! This beautifully illustrated story explores one of the most important aspects of a child’s life, the search for identity. Santi wants to be a cat, and even though all the other mice laugh at him, he follows his dream. The timeless story ends with a whimsical twist: Santi learns a valuable lesson about self-determination and also learns he is not the only dreamer!
About the Author and Illustrator
The Little Mouse Santi is an award-winning children’s book written by David Eugene Ray, a.k.a. Aquarium Dave on Twitter, a native Louisianan who is lucky enough to live in New Orleans, work with animals at the Audubon Nature Institute, and be dad to a boy named Louis, who inspires him every day.
The gentle and lovely illustrations in The Little Mouse Santi were created by Santiago Germano of Uruguay. Visit his website at http://www.sgermano.com/.
Here are just a few of the glowing reviews written about Santi:
“A clever picture book with an unexpected punch line that will delight young readers.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The Little Mouse Santi is a winner.” —Martha V. Parravano, The Horn Book Magazine
“…A charming and lovingly illustrated fable.” —David Lee Simmons, NOLA.com | Times Picayune
“…an extraordinarily entertaining read…would prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library picture book collections for young readers.” —Midwest Book Review
“VERDICT A: A sweet and appealing book that speaks of the need to confront one’s fears in order to realize a dream.” —Teri Markson, School Library Journal
“Great for lap readers, independent readers, and cat lovers of all ages…exudes fresh originality.” —Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
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