A little boy watches a mouse climb a tree. “If I were a mouse,” he dreams. His dream mouse imagines itself as an owl. The owl imagines itself as a squirrel. Each dream animal carries the imagining onward until a cat imagines itself as the boy. The boy rouses from his imagining and praises God for “making me, ME!”
Zonderkidz does it again. This is a delightful book, both for the child who reads or hears it, and for the adult who reads it to a child. It is also a perfect book for the emerging reader. If I Were a Mouse dances poetically, is a situation recognizable to most children, and has words which pre-readers and new readers will know. New York Times bestselling author and poet Karma Wilson brings imagination, joy, and sweetness, as well as capability to her stories. Award-winning children’s book illustrator and scenographer for animated films, Marsella Hajdinjak-Krec provides eye-delighting, full-page, spilling-over-with-color pictures which truly illuminate the narrative. If I Were a Mouse will be valuable in church, home, classroom and school libraries, and will make a most welcome gift. – Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
If I Were a Mouse, written by Karma Wilson, shows a child imagining what fantastic adventures might unfold if he were several of God’s many amazing animals. In the end, he finds comfort and joy in being created a child of God with the blessed gift of imagination.