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The Grouse and the Mouse

A Scottish Highland Story

Emily Dodd
Kirsteen Harris-Jones


Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 24 pages colour illustrations 230 x 265 mm ISBN: 9781782502029 Publication date: 16 July 2015
Genres: Animals, Humour Theme: Environment Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6

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.

Grouse and the Mouse


Emily Dodd is passionate about science, wildlife and storytelling. She is a screenwriter for CBeebies science programme Nina and the Neurons and has written and presented science shows for the Edinburgh International Science Festival, the Scottish Seabird Centre, Edinburgh University, National Museums Scotland and Our…

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Kirsteen Harris-Jones completed a BA in children’s illustration for publishing, and has worked in advertising, graphic design and animation. She’s now a freelance artist living in Shropshire with her husband and three children. She is the illustrator of The Grouse and the Mouse and No…

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