Alice Rhea Mitchell, Author


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In Scooter Mouse and the Teddy Bears by Alice Rhea Mitchell, Scooter Mouse watches the bears from his hole until he joins the fun and knows, along with the reader, about the bears’ night at the library. Fourteen charming watercolor paintings by artist Sheryl K. Perry illustrate the text appropriate for both young listeners and emerging readers. The sale of this book benefits the Miss Mattie Foundation, which gives competitive college scholarships to high school seniors in Pike, Amite, and Walthall counties in Mississippi.

   

    


    
$20.00 Hard Cover
    

          

           Little girls watch their mothers all of the time, and every mother has an intriguing boutique behind her closet door. At bedtime or anytime, little girls of all ages will delight in the forty-page book entitled My Mama's Closet by Alice Rhea Mitchell. When the little girl in the narrative poem explores her mother's closet, she spies the corner where her mother has placed items for the little girl to wear. Creatively and carefully, the little girl decides independently, adjusts accordingly, and emerges confidently to reveal the results. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, and not a few dads who love them will read My Mama's Closet again and again; and many a daughter will visit her mother's closet to enact the lines of this real-life scenario. Eighteen charming paintings by watercolorist Sheryl K. Perry vividly depict the little girl's actions, and multi-colored text propels the plot forward with memorable lines that linger long after the reader turns the last page.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Alice Rhea Mitchell, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, holds the B.A. degree from Millsap's College and the M.A.T. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Having taught students at the secondary level in the public schools of Mississippi for twenty-seven years, she is the author of Interdisciplinary Instruction in Reading Comprehension and Written Communication: A Guide for an Innovative Curriculum, which was published by Charles C. Thomas, Publishers, in 1993, and which was reviewed by Journal of Reading in May 1994.  She and her husband live in Magnolia, Mississippi.

 

ABOUT THE  illustrator:

Sheryl K. Perry earned a B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  A native Texan, she and her family lived in Mississippi for nearly twenty years.  While living in McComb, Mississippi, she studied watercolor with Roger Lawrence, who whetted her appetite to paint more seriously.  Her artwork hangs in private collections both nationally and internationally.  An interior design book, The Guide to Home Decorating Indian Style by Priscilla Kohutek, contains a number of her renderings.  Sheryl and her husband reside in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Also available at Bay Books, Bay St. Louis MS; Miners Toys, Ocean Springs MS; and Page and Palette, Fairhope AL.

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