The Grouse and the Mouse
A Scottish Highland Story
Bagpipe the Black Grouse thinks he's the most magnificent animal in Scotland. He feels sorry for Squeaker, the little brown wood mouse.
But when danger comes, Bagpipe finds he needs help from his small, brown friend
A gentle but funny story about celebrating our differences, full of sounds and actions.
'A delightfully funny and heartwarming story of two very unusual friends, animals who learn to understand their differences and work together. Charming illustrations luring the reader into the beauty of the Scottish countryside add to the appeal.'
'A delicious fable, subtly given a new lease of life, absolutely fab!'
-- Read It Daddy
Praise for Can't-Dance-Cameron by Emily Dodd:
'A wonderful, gentle wee story about learning to believe in yourself, and discovering what you are good at.'
-- Dorky Mum blog
'... if you like your creatures resolutely Scottish, there is always The Grouse And The Mouse... 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.'
'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
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