Churchmouse Tales by Violet Toler

 

ChildrenNonfictionChurchmouse Tales Churchmouse TalesViolet M. Toler; Authorhouse 2003WorldCat

Review by Molly

Finger Puppet illustrations with a chapter on how to use them and patterns for making the moppets are all included in this engaging work produced by long time children’s advocate Violet Toler. Charles Quincy Churchmouse, is the top mouse so to speak and is included in each of Toler’s scripts. Toler includes suggestions for choice of puppeteers as well as how to make puppets. A nice collection of story scripts are included. Scripts are simple, to the point, easy for the novice to use successfully for teaching young children truths, values, and religious tenets. The first nine scripts feature Charlie, the second nine Charlie and Lizzie, the next nine Charlie and Grandpa Joe and the final nine Charlie and Mary. The book finishes up with how to contact information and author biography. Unfortunately I found the links in the PDF do not take the reader to the sites.

Churchmouse Tales is a nice work presented by writer Toler for use in libraries, schools, churches and camp meetings. Illustrations and patterns included in Churchmouse Tales are nicely drawn, easy to follow, will produce credible little mice for the reader’s use. Language used for both the text and scripts is geared well, children will not be bored by ‘preachy’ messages. Adult readers do not feel ‘spoken down to.’

Interesting read. This book will make a nice addition to the church, home and school library. Enjoyed the read. Happy to recommend.

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