The Grouse and the Mouse A Scottish Highland Story
Written by Emily Dodd
Illustrated by Kirsteen Harris-Jones
Part of the Picture Kelpies Series
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The Grouse and the Mouse A Scottish Highland Story by Emily DoddBagpipe the Black Grouse loves admiring his glorious red eyebrows and his magnificent straight tail feathers. He feels sorry for his friend, Squeaker the Wood Mouse, with his boring brown fur and bendy tail. But Squeaker's help, along with brown-ness and bendy-ness, might be just what Bagpipe needs when he gets into some serious fox trouble. Starring two of Scotland's best-loved residents, an endangered black grouse and a wood mouse, this is a funny and heart-warming tale about valuing difference, from the author of Can't-Dance-Cameron.
'A delicious fable, subtly given a new lease of life, absolutely fab!'
't-Dance-Cameron by Emily Dodd: 'Can't-Dance-Cameron is a wonderful, gentle wee story about learning to believe in yourself, and discovering what you are good at... DorkySon thought this was a great book, it made him giggle, but it also made him think -- I could almost hear the cogs whirring.'
'... if you like your creatures resolutely Scottish, there is always The Grouse And The Mouse, by Emily Dodd & Kirsteen Harris-Jones (Picture Kelpies, GBP5.99) which follows Bagpipe the puffed up and pompous grouse and Squeaker the wood mouse, as they find out just who really is the most magnificent animal in Scotland.' --Herald Scotland 'The illustrations by Kirsteen Harris-Jones work well. The setting is unmistakably Scottish, and the animals are beautifully depicted, with amusing facial expressions. This story would also be fun to read aloud, with a lot of opportunities for audience participation.' --Agnes Guyon, SLA'
About the Author
Interest Age: From 3
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16th July 2015
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