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Publisher:  XLIBRIS ISBN-10:  1462844499 Type: 


Copyright:  2012 ISBN-13:  9781462844494

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Each new adventure teaches Carlo something about the world and himself. The book is written in a humorous style and is easy to read. With funny characters and illustrations bursting with life and fun, “Carlo the Mouse on Vacation” gives parents, grandparents, babysitters, and children an interesting way to spend time together. The story allows young readers to discover themselves, and teaches children not to lose themselves in today’s hectic world.

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 A funny story, full of the adventures and troubles of Carlo the mouse, who lives a simple life in a Florida hospital but always dreams of greater things. In this vibrant picture book, a daring mouse takes center stage in an adventure even bigger than his appetite.

Carlo has never been outside the four walls of his home and he has one unfulfilled wish—a vacation. In a twist of fate, he unexpectedly finds himself embarking on his adventures and misadventures by accidentally landing inside an open car trunk, catching the wrong bus, and boarding an airplane that takes him halfway around the world to Paris.

 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.


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

Take vacation with Carlo the mouse and discover yourself!
The adorable mouse, laughing from the front page of a brightly illustrated children's book, caught my attention as soon as I spotted it on a shelf in one of the old bookstores located in Smithville Village. Briefly looking through the book, the amusing illustrations surprised me with cute characters and vivid colors, bursting from every page. I must admit that I am not a kid, but I still love children's books and if I have an opportunity to find a new children's book, I will read it immediately. Curious, I hid in the corner and started reading the first chapter. At first, the story took me by surprise. Written in a comic style, the curious mouse took me on an unexpected journey from New Jersey to Paris. This book was more than a story about food-loving mouse and an unexpected vacation. I quickly realized that on the journey of Florida mouse, a friendly, peaceful and carefree character Mrs. D. created, she wanted to show children that life is not always glorious. In reality, we all have responsibilities and have to work hard. The book is full of whimsical characters and the adventures of the inquisitive mouse made me laugh to the last page. This book allows children to travel in their imaginations and builds eagerness to see new things. It reminds them that there is a huge world waiting to surprise them with new discoveries and adventures. The book promotes individuality and although it is sometimes hard to be yourself, it is always the best policy. The story has some tricky twists and unusual scenes, but overall it is a great read for all ages. I can proudly say Carlo the Mouse on Vacation joined my bookshelf and looking at the happy Carlo, I am reminded that I am perfectly happy with who I am. Travel with Carlo the mouse and discover your journey!

On the end of the story, we had a feeling as if the little mouse became our friend
Dear Mrs. D! One day, looking on Amazon for children's books for my son, I spotted your book Carlo the Mouse on Vacation. A beautifully illustrated cover caught my eye immediately. I purchased your book for my younger son and since then this book became part of our children's library. Now, all your awesome heroes live in our home! My son's admiration for this book made me write this note. I just want you to know, he absolutely adores the daring mouse, the main character from your first book, Carlo the Mouse on Vacation. Another day he said, "Mom, let's buy a cat like Mrs. D has, and call her Nyda!" Your book is only 44 pages, but it filled our lives with fun and joy. Reading your story, we closely related to Carlo and kept him company throughout the book, providing `moral support' when the adventurous mouse got himself in trouble. On the end of the story, we had a feeling as if the little mouse became our friend. I found that your books are not only interesting for children, but they are very enjoyable read for parents as well. It is hard to believe, but I never lost desire to read children's books. Carlo's funny story completely drew me in and made me laugh many times. I cannot wait to read your second book The Trees Have Hearts. I hope it will reach our home soon. I actually ordered this book for myself! Dear Mrs. D, I would like to thank you for not giving up on your writing and not let your talent to slip away! We are delighted to be your new fans and are impatiently waiting for release of your new books. Please write faster, because we need your stories. We are always happy to see your familiar smile on the covers of your new books. Thank you again for your amazing work, which brings joy and smiles to readers' home. We wish you success, endless energy and simple happiness. We love your books! Sorry for my English... I hope you understand ...

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