Book Description (The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse – in Canada) :
PJ Mouse, an adorable little stuffed animal, was lost and alone until young Emily heard his cries for help. Now, along with his new family, PJ gets to travel the world-discovering exciting new places and people along the way!
Come join PJ on his first adventure across Canada as he hikes on a glacier in the Rockies, finds a salt lake in the prairies, and walks on the ocean floor in Nova Scotia.
Book Description (The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse – in Queensland ):
PJ Mouse, an adorable little stuffed animal, was lost and alone until young Emily heard his cries for help. Now, along with his new family, PJ gets to travel the world – discovering exciting new places, people, and animals along the way!
Come join PJ on this, his second adventure, along the coast of Queensland, as he snorkels at the Great Barrier Reef, chats with a Loggerhead turtle in the midst of a great undertaking, and explores the tropical rainforest- until he has to be rescued by one of the local friendly wildlife.
Meet the author and illustrator:
Gwyneth Jane Page (Jane), who holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University, has called many countries home. She grew up in such places as England, Peru, the USA, and the Caribbean, and has also lived in Australia and Canada. She now resides in Victoria, BC with her husband and four children. The PJ Mouse books are based on Jane’s family trips with the real stuffed animal, PJ, who was found by Emily, Jane’s youngest daughter.
Megan Elizabeth, Jane’s second oldest daughter, has lived in Canada and Australia and travelled extensively with her family and PJ. Having been artistic since she was a little girl, illustrating the PJ Mouse books has enabled her to combine her love of travel with her love of art. Megan completed her studies at VanArts and is now building her career as a professional photographer as well as an illustrator. She currently resides in Victoria, BC with her family.
My four-year-old son is graduating into books with more words and fewer pictures. Where he was once more interested in the images on the page then the words, he is now much more interested in the story line then the pictures set out on the pages before him.
When the Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse arrived on our doorstep I knew he was just the right age and at just the right stage to enjoy them. I typically read books while he eats breakfast in the morning. While he actually enjoys reading multiple times throughout the day, morning and nighttime have always been his favorite.
I started the book in the morning before he went to school, but told him it was too long to finish before we piled into the car. I read the first two chapters of The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse – in Canada before we left in the morning and the minute we arrived home he asked me to finish the story. He loved how PJ Mouse kept getting into trouble on his adventure. His favorite parts occurred when PJ got caught up in a wave,and when he fell into a crevice in the ice. He asked me to read those chapters two or three times before we could move on to the rest of the book.
The same thing happened when we read The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse – in Queensland. Although he was interested in many parts of the book there were a few chapters that he absolutely loved. After reading them he’d flip back to the beginning of a chapter and ask me to read it all over again.
Both books were a huge hit at my house. We even used our imaginations to think of adventures my son’s own stuffed animals might like to take.