“A Mouse in the House?” is a book about numbers… mice… and the counting of them… and of course, the ever-so-slightly creepy idea that there might be a mouse (or more) in your house!!
Let’s look!! –
for Martha the Mouse, and a “few” of her friends… Where are they all hiding?!
Martha the (one of a kind) Mouse
Martha, that confident and imaginative little mouse….makes a discovery about herself! She begins to understand just how wonderfully unique she is. While she may seem the same in many ways as the other mice, she discovers just how many subtle things make her, (and each and everyone of us), just a little bit different than anyone else.
Martha the (one of a kind) Mouse is the third book in the Martha the Mouse series, a follow-up to Martha the (confident) Mouse, and Martha the (imaginative) Mouse, books that address shyness, and the worries and fears associated it with it.
In this latest book she uses some of the strategies of imagination and role playing, along with the realization that there are many things in the way she looks, acts, walks and talks…..that make her the “one of a kind” mouse that she truly is.
Martha the (imaginative) Mouse
Martha, that adorable little mouse, is back… with a little more confidence… and another strategy… to help her “become” all the exciting things she can only imagine. A simple discovery opens a creative world of adventure, glamour, and fun,… and the endless possibilities that her imagination can create.
Martha the (imaginative) Mouse is a follow-up to Martha the (confident) Mouse, a book that tackles shyness and the worry and fear associated with it. Her new strategy uses imagination, and role play, to develop a more comfortable and confident sense of self.
Martha the (confident) Mouse
Martha, a rather shy and timid mouse, lives alone in a tree fort, high above a cottage. She dreams about the mice that live in the cottage, and the friendships she might enjoy…if only she could figure out a way to manage her worries and fears,… and feel confident about making new friends.
Martha the (confident) Mouse, is a story that tackles shyness and fears, and the worry that can be associated with it. Making rational sense of this with children, and teaching them concrete strategies to manage it, can be challenging to say the least!
Martha’s simple “idea” is a straightforward and visual strategy, allowing her to manage her feelings of fear, shyness and worry with confidence. It is also about having the courage to take a chance in a situation that may seem completely overwhelming, and the belief that one can find ways to manage and conquer one’s fears and trepidations.