Monday, 04 March 2024

Lake County resident publishes children's book


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Local business owner Shannon Gunier has completed her first children’s book, “The Story of Charlie Mousie.”

The book features 16 brightly colored illustrations of Charlie Mousie and all of his friends in the jungle that stresses, to children, the importance of a good attitude, how to get along with all types of personalities, and the importance of  helping others.

It is the first in a series of “Charlie Mousie” books that will be published over the next few months.

As the oldest of 6 girls, Gunier used to listen to her dad tell the stories to her younger sisters at bed time each night.

Before he passed away Gunier, with her father, committed the stories to paper and she promised him she would illustrate each one of them and get them published. 

“The Story of Charlie Mousie” makes an excellent gift and can be purchased on as well as directly from the author (please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Some of the proceeds from the book are being donated to World Wide Healing Hands, an organization started by local Lake County physician Dr. Paula Dhanda.

WWHH volunteers have saved thousands of women and babies by traveling to Third World Countries with skilled medical training, modern equipment and healing medicine.

Dr. Dhanda is well known for her many years of service to the citizens of Lake County and Shannon currently serves on her Board of Directors.

Designed for preschool children and beginning readers, “The Story of Charlie Mousie,” is a lovely story that is perfectly illustrated to keep young kids minds wandering with imagination and excitement.

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