From his home beneath the piano, Emmitt Mouse listens as Mrs. Oliver reads Christmas stories to her children. Inspired to throw a party for his own family, Emmitt gathers crumbs from beneath the dining room table. Then his gaze falls on the Christmas tree. Can Emmitt sneak past Ike the Cat and avoid the sharp eyes of Baby Gracie in order to retrieve the perfect mouse-sized Santa Hat from one of the Christmas tree packages?
EMMITT MOUSE PLAYS SANTA [©2013] Written by Judy Goodspeed | Artwork by Richard Billingsley [Children’s Picture Book (G) 24 pages color | Released on the Kittycat Books label of Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.]
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“EMMITT MOUSE PLAYS SANTA is a delightful book. The story is perfect for children of all ages. I’m sure mothers will be happy to read this to children – over and over again. The story will ensure that this will become a Christmas classic, but the illustrations put it in a class by itself. I have never seen illustrations that fit the story any better nor have I seen any that were as lovely. I’m still wondering how the illustrator made a mouse look so nice.” ~ reviewed by Sarah Jane Rodgers [FIVE STARS]
“Amazing illustrations, super cute story. Perfect Christmas gift all ages. EMMITT MOUSE PLAYS SANTA is definitely a must have for my classroom. Can’t wait to share it with them this Christmas and for many more to come.” ~ reviewed by Stacy Glenn [FIVE STARS]
“Real sweet story and the pictures were great! I would recommend EMMITT MOUSE PLAYS SANTA to all. I have given several away as baby gifts.” ~ reviewed by Kelly A. Smith [FIVE STARS]
“This book is so cute and I love the illustrations. Anybody with children will love this Christmas book. I am so glad I was able to get this book on my Kindle.” ~ reviewed by Linda S. Billingsley [FIVE STARS]
“See Christmas from a mouse’s point of view. Read the charming story of how Emmitt the Mouse learns about Christmas while avoiding the family cat and a nosy toddler. Full color illustrations by Richard Billingsley are lively and a perfect compliment to the story. EMMITT MOUSE PLAYS SANTA is definitely a holiday story for young and old.” ~ reviewed by Amber Sparks for Roserock Reviews [FIVE STARS]
JUDY GOODSPEED is a graduate of East Central State College in Oklahoma, and was a Junior High School teacher and coach for thirty years. She has been a contributing writer for several local newspapers and has also written magazine articles for Outdoor Oklahoma, Good Old Days, Rodeo News, and The Ketchpen. Non-Children’s Picture Book publications include: EMMITT MOUSE PLAYS SANTA • PERKY TURKEY FINDS A FRIEND • PERKY TURKEY’S 4TH OF JULY ADVENTURE • PERKY TURKEY’S PERFECT PLAN • SADDLE UP. Other publications include non-fiction books and western novels.