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Good Morning, World! - Mom's Choice Award Winner

The Trees Have Hearts - Mom's Choice Award Winner

Follow Carlo the Mouse Series!5 books are coming in 2017-2020!

Join The City Kittens and the Old House Cat

The Little Girl Praying on the Hill- Readers' Favorite International GOLD Award Winner

That Is How Things Are - Coming in fall 2017!

Who Will Feed Stacey First? Story 1:Coming 2018!

The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet-A New Children's Book Coming in spring 2018!!

A Beautiful Tribute From My Fans

Saturday, January 28, 2012

CARLO THE MOUSE AND HIS FRIENDS




MY DEAR FANS AND FRIENDS!!


Please accept my sincere gratitude for sharing my posts and liking my fan pages. I’m honored and amazed how many wonderful friends I have. I appreciate your friendship and support.
 Thank you for never letting me down.




"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

— Frederick Douglass






“You know you've read a really brilliant and unforgettable story when even after you've said your goodbye and closed the book, the magic still lives on.”


— Miha


"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
— Victor Hugo


"Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back."
— Chinese proverb



"The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I [haven't] read."
— Abraham Lincoln






"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall."
— Roald Dahl,





"Wear the old coat and buy the new book."
— Austin Phelps



"Teaching reading IS rocket science."
— Louisa Moats



"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all."
— Jacqueline Kennedy





"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." 
                                              — Dr Seuss








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THE WORLD IS BRIGHTER WHEN I SEE CHILDREN READING AND CRAVING KNOWLEDGE...

"Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today."
— Gabriela Mistral


"Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do. But reading is different."
— Steven Pinker



"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read."
— Marilyn Jager Adams



"You may have tangible wealth untold. / Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. / Richer than I you can never be – / I had a mother who read to me."
— Strickland Gillilan




"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all."
— Jacqueline Kennedy


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."
— Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"



"Wear the old coat and buy the new book."
— Austin Phelps





"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."
— Walt Disney



"The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves."
— E.M. Forster



Posted by Picasa"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!"
— A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943

Let Your Imagination Soar In This New Full Version of Carlo's Adventures


MEET MRS.D 'S AMAZING CHARACTERS

Carlo The Mouse: Grab your boots and hold on to your hat, Because you're in for an exciting trip! This series of 10 books is an entertaining look into the life of this little mouse, who was born inside a hospital's walls. His parents taught him how to survive on his own, but their Carlo broke all the rules when exploring the hospital.
Clever, curious, and very impatient, Carlo constantly gets in trouble with the hospital staff, causing chaos in the hospital. Somehow, he manages to survive the exterminator, the head cook, Fidel the cat, and the hospital manager, who becomes his worst nightmare.
As he learns about famous cooks from watching cooking shows on TV, Carlo dreams about the world outside the hospital. But as he takes an unexpected vacation far away from home, he finds out that the world outside the hospital is not what he expected. His insatiable desire for adventure gets him constantly into trouble.

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Carlo The Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse - published







Carlo The Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse-published




Grab your boots and hold on to your hat, Because you are in for an exciting trip! The new series of Carlo the Mouse has been born. Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse is the first in a series of books on Carlo's adventures. Each book will give readers an entertaining look into the life of a little mouse born inside a hospital's walls. Clever, curious, and very impatient, Carlo the mouse dreams of the world outside the hospital. His parents teach him how to follow the rules and how to survive on his own, but Carlo's insatiable desire for adventure constantly gets him into trouble. Will the little adventurer manage to survive when he leaves home? You'll find out in Mrs. D's next books about Carlo the Mouse. Let your imagination soar in this full series of Carlo's adventures!

Carlo The Mouse, Book 2: Now We're Talking! (Coming soon!)  ~




Listen to the news and keep your eyes open, Because a curious little mouse has his wish come true! Now We're Talking! is the second in a series of books about Carlo's adventures. This little mouse leaves home for the first time to explore life inside the hospital. But Hospitalia is a strange place, and there's no place for him to hide. Cold, sterile, and unfriendly, the hospital looks nothing like Carlo had imagined while sitting at home. Before he knows what's up, the kitchen staff are on his tail. Will the hungry mouse manage to trick the hospital manager, cook, and exterminator without breaking the rules his parents taught him? You'll find out in Mrs. D's next book on Carlo the Mouse, What's Going On? If this clever mouse outwits you, do not get discouraged. Keep reading and follow Carlo's adventures!

Carlo The Mouse, Book 3: What's Going On? (Coming soon!)  ~




Trouble! Where did that ravenous little mouse come from who's disturbing the peace in the hospital? What's Going On? is the third in a series of books on the adventures of Carlo the mouse. Carlo knew he was not supposed to go near the manager's office, but when the kitchen staff were chasing him, he made a choice that started a war. This is only Carlo's first time out, and already everyone is after him. Imagine what could happen when he learns his way around the hospital! He likes to eat, and is growing like a mushroom after the rain. Will this be the end of our curious little mouse, or will Carlo manage to outsmart the clever manager, angry cook, and sneaky exterminator so he can go home safely? You'll find out in Mrs. D. 's next books on Carlo the mouse. Remember, Hospitalia is a strange place.

Carlo The Mouse, Book 4: Rules Are for a Reason (Coming soon!)  ~




More trouble for the most wanted mouse! The hospital cook, manager, exterminator and have proclaimed war against the mice of the world!  Rules Are for a Reason  is the fourth in a series of books on Carlo the mouse. Always hungry, the curious little mouse snoops underneath each door, driving the hospital staff crazy. He's constantly breaking the rules his parents taught him. One morning, Carlo wakes up sick. Horrified, he leaps from his bed and looks in the mirror- and he finds that he looks like a meatball! Fly disease? Mousesclerosis? Chickenpoxsclerosis? Sounds long! What sickness did catch the carefree mouse while exploring the hospital? Will Carlo turn into a chicken ... or a frog ... or maybe a prince? You'll find out in the next book on Carlo's adventures:  Nothing Is Safe in a Mouse's Life.  If you want to know if Carlo will learn to follow the rules Papa and Mama Mouse taught him, you must read every day and follow your parents' rules. More exciting adventures from Carlo the Mouse await you!

Carlo The Mouse, Book 5: Nothing is Safe in a Mouse's Life (Coming soon!)  ~




A whisker-licking story of one kind little mouse! Who would ever suspect Carlo That would meet Fidel the cat inside the hospital? Who would ever believe That the tricky young mouse would outsmart the old cat? Who would ever imagine that for the first time in his life, the daring mouse would venture away from his home and find himself outside the hospital? Homeless, cold, and hungry, Carlo and his family face attacks from vicious birds. Throughout his dangerous journey, Carlo inds adventure aplenty. He learns about life outside the hospital and the dangers mice that face on a daily basis. Determined to return home safely, Carlo has grown up and finally understands why he must obey the rules his parents taught him. Follow the unexpected adventures of this bold little mouse!

Carlo The Mouse, Book 6: It's my life! (Coming soon!)  ~




Once a mouse falls in love, almost anything can happen! His heart skips a beat! He can not eat, drink, or sleep! He is tossing in bed, rest and losing extra fat! He bleaches his brown hair blond and becomes a mouse! What is going on with Carlo? Papa Mouse is distressed. Is he getting a heart attack? Carlo looks like a bleached punk! Mama Mouse is in shock. Their little mouse has grown up, and he is in love with a cute mouse. He is getting married, dear friends! The young mouse gets his wish. He soon has a pretty wife and a bunch of kids, but he still dreams of seeing the world. Life is short, and a day can hold many adventures. Sliding off a roof, Carlo falls inside an open car trunk. Kick off your boots, hold your hats, and enjoy this book, my little friends.





Begin a big adventure with your little ones, join  
CARLO THE MOUSE ON VACATION !
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 978-1-4628-4449-4
ISBN 13 (HARD): 978-1-4628-2993-4

Carlo The Mouse on Vacation  has been published and is available as ebooks on e-devices. To get your copies of my E-books please go to:





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CARLO THE MOUSE ON VACATION - A Delightful Bit of Whimsy

FIRST REVIEWS!!

5.0 out of 5 stars 
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
"A delightful bit of whimsy, written with humor, innocence, and a lively sense of the fun of adventure. The grandchildren loved it!"

Joseph T. Wilkins, author
The Speaker Who Locked up the House: a novel about Tom Reed and the raucous 51st Congress
The Skin Game ... and other Atlantic City Capers





 CARLO THE MOUSE ON VACATION


           In this vibrant picture book "Carlo The Mouse on Vacation", young readers are invited to take a journey with a daring mouse who takes center stage in an adventure bigger than his appetite. The book allows children to travel in their imaginations and promotes eagerness to see new things.
Carlo the mouse lives a simple life in a Florida hospital, but always dreams of bigger things. The curious mouse has never been outside the four walls of his home and he has one unfulfilled wish – a Vacation. In a twist of fate, the nosy mouse unexpectedly finds himself on his adventures and misadventures by accidentally landing inside an opened car trunk, riding the wrong bus and boarding an airplane that takes him halfway around the world.
 This book takes readers on a joyful ride to Paris, where the shrewd Carlo finds a way to survive the most unusual situations while dodging – or causing – mayhem along the way, touching readers’ hearts and making them laugh. Each new adventure teaches Carlo the mouse something about the real world and himself.
It also takes one-step back and shows that the best thing in life is self-discovery and there is nothing better than to like and be yourself. The book is written in a humorous style, easy to read for all types of readers. With funny characters and amusing illustrations bursting on every page with colors and fun, "Carlo The Mouse on Vacation" gives parents, grandparents, baby sitters and those who love to read an interesting way for them to spend time together. The story allows young readers to self reflect and endorse individuality, and teach children not to lose themselves in today’s busy world.






 Funny Story 

By V226
Format:Paperback
This book is a creative way of expressing that we should be happy with who we are. It is written with humor and a lot of fun. Carlo's adventures take children to different cities and countries. His love for food takes him to interesting places. I gifted this book to a child who has similar imagination and appreciation for adventure and we read the book together and he loved it. It is a great book for all ages, it is cute, funny, and the colorful illustrations are great for keeping children's attention. The book is also very local to New Jersey, so anyone living near by will get a taste of home but the books goes far and beyond a historical town in New Jersey. We are looking forward to new adventures and see where Carlo will end up next, hope it is in Italy eating yummy cheese.

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 5.0 out of 5 stars
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my nieces and nephews. While reading this book together we had fun and the most quality time we have had in a while. The book was very funny, entertaining and engaging, as well as easy to read. The children easily relate to the main character CARLO, who grabbed their attention from the beginning and held it to the end of the book and had great illustrations bursting with color. As an adult I had as much fun as the children had. The book was also educational teaching children of self acceptance I would recommend this book for children as well as adults to read to their kids. I can't wait until the next book comes out.



5.0 out of 5 stars Funny Story
By V226
Format:Paperback
This book is a creative way of expressing that we should be happy with who we are. It is written with humor and a lot of fun. Carlo's adventures take children to different cities and countries. His love for food takes him to interesting places. I gifted this book to a child who has similar imagination and appreciation for adventure and we read the book together and he loved it. It is a great book for all ages, it is cute, funny, and the colorful illustrations are great for keeping children's attention. The book is also very local to New Jersey, so anyone living near by will get a taste of home but the books goes far and beyond a historical town in New Jersey. We are looking forward to new adventures and see where Carlo will end up next, hope it is in Italy eating yummy cheese.


By VK33
Format:Kindle Edition
Carlo the Mouse on Vacation is full of adventure that any child and parent will love. The illustrations are bright and vivid, and the storyline is easy to follow and always exciting. This is a great gift for any occasion and should be part of any child's reading collection!




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Friday, January 27, 2012

I DO...I DO...I DO! Guess who is getting married?

AH ... HE PROPOSED ... AND I AM GETTING MARRIED!



 I DO ... I DO ... I DO ... I DO ...



 PRESENTS! FLOWERS! I DO! I DO! I DO! I DO!



MORE PRESENTS! I'M IN LOVE! THE BRIDE AND GROOM!  I DO! I DO! I DO! I Do!




A DIAMOND RING AND PRETTY ROSES! I DO! I DO! I DO! I DO! I DO!




AH! HOW ROMANTIC ... A PINK FLOWER ... I DO ... I DO ... I DO ... I DO ...





AH ... PRESENTS! HOW ROMANTIC ... I DO! I DO! I DO! I DO! 



 HOT PINK ROSE ... AND A HUGE DIAMOND ... I DO! I DO! I DO! I DO!




IT FITS ME PERFECT! MY RING IS HUGE!
I DO ... I DO ... I DO ... I DO ...



 I AM SOOOOO HAPPY! I LOVE YOU DARLING ...
I DO ... I DO ... I DO ... I DO ...




DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND! I DO! I DO! I DO! I DO!



IT STILL HAS A PRICE TAG? IT MUST BE VERY pricey ...

 I DO! I DO! I DO! I DO!


WHAT? $ 2.99? HOW RUDE!
 I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT!



 $ 2.99?  THIS IS SOME JOKE OR I AM ONLY DREAMING? 
I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT!


TAKE IT BACK! YOU HURT MY FEELING ...
I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT!



HE REALLY HURT ME!! TRUST ... LOVE ... TO HAVE AND TO HOLD ...
I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT!


 THE PRICE OF LOVE IS CHEAP THESE DAYS ....
I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT!




 LOVE CAN HURT ... IT HURTS SO BAD ...
I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT!


TRUST ... LOVE ... PRESENTS ... FLOWERS ... AND A FAKE DIAMOND!
 I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT!





$ 2.99!! IT MAKES ME ANGRY !
 I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT!



 THE RING IS CHEAP ... THE LOVE IS GONE ...
I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT!



 THE END OF LOVE!  I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT! I DO NOT!



Mrs. D. lives in Smithville, New Jersey, with her ​​husband, Patrick, and Nydam the adorable cat. For updates on Mrs. D. 's future books, please visit her websites:
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Follow the delightful story of a little girl WHO Discovers the Real Meaning of friendship in  The Trees Have Hearts .
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 978-1-4691-3479-6
ISBN 13 (HARD): 978-1-4691-3480-2





Begin a big adventure with your little ones, join 
CARLO THE MOUSE ON VACATION !
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 978-1-4628-4449-4
ISBN 13 (HARD): 978-1-4628-2993-4

Carlo The Mouse on Vacation  and  The Trees Have Hearts  have been published and are now available as E-books.



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