New Release: The Adventures of Ghost Mouse

GhostMouseTada! Ghost Mouse is in the house.

Well, technically this isn’t a brand spanking new release because I published it earlier this year. I just haven’t gotten around to telling anybody yet. I wrote this for my son. Over the last couple of years we’ve had fun making up silly stories about Ghost Mouse and I decided to pull some of them together into a more permanent form.

Deliciously self-indulgent, I know.

These tales may not appeal to a broad audience and that’s okay. The goal was to make them into a “real” book for my kid. I hope that when he grows up, this little volume provides good memories of us laughing and reading together. The vocabulary is robust – we enjoy lots of words at our house – and the stories feature all the things that strike our fancy.

Want to check out the details and read a tiny excerpt? Clickity HERE.

Somehow I didn’t manage to weave dinosaur watching, time traveling, fossil-hunting, and a plethora of other fascinating activities into this book. I suspect a second volume might be forthcoming at some point in the future. Oh darn.

read a bookOne of the best things about parenting is offering your child tools and ideas and then watching what they do with them. Reading and writing are some of the greatest joys we can impart to the next generation. What silly things have you done for your children?

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  1. #1 by Jeri Walker-Bickett (@JeriWB) on November 27, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    How fun as it brings to mind the imaginary mouse named Squiggy that my dad insisted lived in his pocket when I was a kid. Also, one day Dad and Squiggy burnt the Boogie Man up in the fire. Ghost Mouse has undoubtedly provided your son with hours of entertainment and great memories. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • #2 by Lesann Berry on December 1, 2014 - 4:32 pm

      OMG. That’s so awesome that Squiggy and Dad burnt up the Boogie Man. It seems that many childhoods involve mysterious mice who interact with children. In the case of Ghost Mouse, I’m not sure who’s had more fun – me or the kid – either way, it’s definitely worth writing down the stories. I’ve already lost the threads of too many memories.

  2. #3 by Jess@Fairday's Blog on December 7, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    I love that you created this for your son. What a treasure for him to have as he grows older. Awesome idea! It also sounds like a fun book. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • #4 by Lesann Berry on December 8, 2014 - 9:33 am

      Thanks, Jess! The entire project was really fun and an unexpected side-effect was his interest in writing his own stories. It hasn’t happened yet but I like that the idea even occurred to him. I enjoy the idea that someday he’ll share his childhood stories with his own family. 🙂

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