About the book: What does it mean to be quiet as a church mouse? This charming picture book shares the story of how one little boy learned to sit still while his imagination kept running free. With these fun and colorful illustrations, follow along as a boy and a mouse discover how reverence shows our love and respect for our Savior.

My review: I know we’ve all dealt with a rowdy kid somewhere, maybe in church, maybe at a recital of some sort, someplace that it’s expected that everyone will be quiet. And sometimes kids just can’t.

That’s the premise behind this cute children’s picture book. The mom, probably at her wit’s end, asks her son to “be as quiet as a church mouse.” And that sets off his imagination wondering just what it means to be that quiet.

I love the way this book goes from the mouse being a sneaky spy to a reverent mouse thinking of Jesus. Reminding children, and all of us really, what our Sunday meetings are for. This one would be a fun one to keep in your church bag for little hands to open and little eyes to look at the pictures.

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase link: Amazon

About the author: Stephen Bevan imagined his church mouse at age 5. All those wild Sundays of imaginings are distilled in this book. He and his little church mouse lived in Montgomery County Maryland, until Heavenly Father took them both to Western Australia for many amazing adventures “down under.” Now those two trouble makers reside in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah. On Friday nights they are telling stories and hammock camping with the scouts but each Sunday morning they are both trying to sit reverently in church with Stephen’s own wonderful and imaginative children. Learn more about Stephen at www.bevanstories.com, while you are there see what other adventures he and his mouse have to share.

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