Scoochie Mouse makes her home in the chicken coop beneath the nest of her friend Henrietta, on the farm of a kind, loving family with two children, Tom and Jessica, their friend Birdie, and their dog Woof.
Scoochie’s adventures and growing knowledge of the world are interwoven with farm and family life, with the circle of the seasons, and with fairy tales told during quiet evenings. The world in which Scoochie and the farm family live is our world, too, seen through the innocent eyes of childhood.
Born from the wisdom of the Waldorf approach to early childhood learning, Scoochie Mouse and the Secret of Life, as well as its companion, The Adventures of Scoochie Mouse, are gentle, healing books about deep reverence for the natural world, abiding kindness toward all creatures, love, and goodness.
The short chapters are perfect for reading aloud to young children and are appropriate for early readers (and grown-ups!) to read themselves.
(Ages 3–6 years)
Theresa Roach Melia was a Waldorf kindergarten teacher for many years and has been writing poetry since she was fourteen. The tale of Scoochie Mouse originated as a story for Theresa to tell her beloved daughter Fiona as they walked to school, and the adventures of Scoochie Mouse grew further during rest times in Theresa’s kindergarten class. Theresa lives in Northern California with her sweet man and her cats and dog.