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Monday, March 17, 2014

Watch Out! Here Comes Carlo the Mouse!

Wonderful surprise from Susan Ricci 

The enchanting Carlo the Mouse: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse is the first book in the Carlo the Mouse Series, and is it adorable!

I happened to be present at the Galloway Public Library yesterday where there was a reading in progress, featuring this delightful story. I could tell by the enraptured expressions of the children that they were actually absorbing the important messages conveyed by the author regarding this story, and why one must have rules and obey them.

Mrs. D. has a way of capturing life's most valuable lessons, while keeping children captivated with her top-notch illustrations. I had a few laugh out loud moments because of some unexpected twists in the story, which proved to me Mrs. D. is no ordinary children’s book author. Savvy is the word that comes to mind. Mrs. D. delves straight into the heart of matters, using the mischievous Carlo the Mouse, a youngster being raised in a hospital. Although Carlo is born in this sterile environment, he faces grave dangers outside the confines of his little home. While the little mouse is ready to jump headlong into his adventures and explorations the hospital, Mama and Papa Mouse warn him there are certain situations, people, and places to avoid, or he will face terrible consequences.

Just as humans guide their offspring away from danger, so it is with Carlo’s parents. I can’t wait to read Book Two of the series, so I can find out if Carlo is mindful of his parent’s warnings or if curiosity will get the better of this eager little mouse! 

Reviewed by Susan Ricci

Carlo the Mouse Series for Children 


Susan Jean Ricci and her husband Joe live in a lovely New Jersey town near the sea. Together they have seven children and nine grandchildren.
An award-winning, internationally read, From Womens' Pens author and humorist, Susan is best known for her series of works titled Cindy's Crusades that includes two novels, Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems and The Sugar Ticket, the short chronicle Twilight and Chickadees, and a collection of short stories titled Heart Marks the Spot.

She has also published what she refers to as her sometimes controversial rants in the Asbury Park Press. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in Parenting Teen Magazine, Aim Intercultural Magazine, and Good Dog Magazine.
Susan has won several awards via the Writer's Digest 78th Annual Writer's Contest and the Philadelphia Writer's Conference.
Her short stories A Super Sandy Christmas and The Christmas Cardinal will appear in Annie Acorn's 2014 Christmas Treasury.

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