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Bucks author pens new Christian children’s book


“Look Up, Little Mouse,” a children’s book about faith, has recently been released by author Chrysa Smith of Jamison. This is the ninth children’s book from the author, and the first with a decidedly Christian message.

The book is illustrated by Pat Achilles of Doylestown.

According to Smith, the story is about a mouse who gets trapped in a church bell tower. Frozen with fear, he rejects assistance from a hawk and a butterfly, each offering helpful messages. But the little mouse is too scared to take their help, until finally, a gentle dove comes along and explains the concept of faith to the little mouse. Testing his own, the little mouse decides to trust in the dove, who ultimately carries him back down and to his home.

The author said she’s always wanted to write a Christian children’s story, and this past year, it all came together. “I believe my faith is stronger than ever,” she said, “And if I can share a lesson that might help someone younger find their way through some of life’s scary situations, I will feel like I’ve accomplished something special.”

The book is intended as a read-aloud for children in kindergarten and first grade, as an independent story for grades 1 and 2, and children’s book lovers of all ages. Full-color illustrations drawn by Achilles, an award-winning illustrator, grace the pages of the book, which has been recommended by both Christian and secular book reviewers.

The book is available mid-May, with school author visits beginning in the fall.

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