Full Mouse, Empty Mouse: A Tale of Food and Feelings
iParenting Media Award Winner
Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Childhood Wellness (Gold)
Sally Rose and Billy Blue
Were two mice just like me and you
They grew up to be amazing mice,
So here's a bit of good advice:
Eat when you feel hungry
And stop when you are full
Your body's just a little part
Of what makes you beautiful
Listen to your body
It's not too hard to read.
Go inside and you will find
The answers that you need.
What can two little mice do when they are chased by the cat, hounded by the dog, and threatened by the deadly mousetrap? Billy Blue tries eating more food to soothe his distress, and Sally Rose stops eating altogether. But when stuffing and starving themselves don't help, they learn to look for answers in their hearts, and with their family and friends.
Full Mouse, Empty Mouse is one of the first books to sensitively address disordered eating for children. This book gently encourages healthy ways to express feelings and is a valuable early education tool on habits that may lead to obesity of eating disorders. Written in engaging verse and alive with rich, full-color illustrations, the book shows children healthy ways to satisfy their hunger and express their emotions.
Includes a Note to Parents.