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Saturday, June 11, 2022


Hi everyone!
Welcome back to another bookish day here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Well, we’re almost to the halfway point of June and I’ve got a bit of catching up to do. So, for me that means more typing, and for you...more chances to inspire you to pick up a new-to-you title for your summer reading. Sounds like a fare deal to me! First up, a Picture Book that came to my attention via PR by the Book. It features a friendly little mouse that's having a tough time of things, but despite those obstacles put in his path...he always chooses kindness.  Ready or not, fair readers, here comes today's ebook of choice...

Sophia R. Tyler
Tiger Lily Publishing

About the book…

The Friendly Mouse is the debut work from talented new writer Sophia R. Tyler and beautifully illustrated by Matthew Sample. This children’s story evokes the tone and style of the beloved Aesop’s Fables and shares with young readers the “Golden Rule” as well as finding true worth through acts of kindness.

The good natured and eager mouse loves his home in the countryside and works in the city. It’s a difficult and arduous journey for the little mouse to travel into the city for work, and because of this he is often terribly late. One morning after the journey into work, he almost falls asleep at his post. The poor little mouse is almost fired when he suddenly makes a bold choice that could cost him everything. 

Despite being overwhelmed by his struggles, he chooses to be kind and learns that, sometimes, your job isn’t your most important responsibility. So much in life can be lost if you allow jobs and responsibilities to overwhelm you. Far more is gained when you take the time to show kindness and to treat others as you want to be treated.


This was a darling book filled with illustrations that brought a smile to your face while perfectly matching the tone, flow, and intention of the story.  

As the title suggests, it's about a friendly mouse, but not a mouse that is merely friendly, but a mouse that CHOOSES to be friendly.  His circumstances are something many readers can relate to, even if over the intended audience range, and the challenges he faces are certainly not uncommon, but the way he approaches them, conquering them day by day while still trying to gain a leg up, is inspiring.  It reminds us that yes, life may give us trials to pass, and obstacles to overcome, but we are never truly alone in our struggles, and kindness doesn't cost us a thing.  

It's a lesson many learned in their youth, but there's always room for a reminder....TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED. A smile, an acknowledgement, a pat on the back, or a kind word, can all make a world of difference in someone's day.  So the next time you're feeling pressed for time with all you have to do, and you're letting the little things get to you, take a step back and remember, things are never truly as dark or awful as they seem in the moment, if only we keep looking for the light...both from outside and within.


About the author….

Sophia R. Tyler has been dedicated to helping those less fortunate for as long as she, and her family, can remember. Her favorite books growing up included The Berenstain Bears, The Crippled Lamb, and Franklin, all which instilled in her a passion for supporting under-served communities. Her genuine love for children and their development, growth, and learning inspired her to write The Friendly Mouse. She hopes to reintroduce the timeless message of the Golden Rule to young children, particularly those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently a senior at Hope College, Sophia will begin the Master of Social Work program at University of Denver in Fall 2023. Throughout high school and college, Sophia tutored elementary school students and interned for Ready for Life and Benjamin’s Hope, nonprofit organizations which foster inclusive communities and provide creative and engaging opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. She led creative art classes with Benjamin’s Hope, combining her creative side with her social work. Sophia loves to paint and has an Instagram account dedicated to posting her art.



Special thanks to Erin at PR by the Book for the chance to bring this title to you as well as the ecopy for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or their other promotions, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via Tiger Lily Publishing, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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