Scooter Mouse and the Teddy Bears

In 2016, the Miss Mattie Foundation partnered with author Alice Rhea Mitchell, illustrator Sheryl Perry, and the Magnolia Gazette Publishing Corporation to bring the adventures of Scooter Mouse to life!  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.

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.

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About the author:

Alice Rhea Mitchell, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, holds the B.A. degree from Millsaps 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 has authored Interdisciplinary Instruction in Reading Comprehension and Written Communication: A Guide for an Innovative Curriculum, published by Charles C. Thomas, Publishers, in 1993.  She also has penned My Mama’s Closet, published by Magnolia Gazette Publishing Corporation in 2013.

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.  Her charming watercolors illustrate Mitchell’s My Mama’s Closet.