Fierce Grey Mouse
ABOUT THE BOOK
The enchanting story of a Little Grey Mouse who desperately wants to be fearsome and strong. He does his exercises, eats his porridge, drinks all of his milk – and, soon enough, Little Grey Mouse grows to be fierce.
But, roaring and pouncing from his perch high up in a tree, Fierce Grey Mouse accidentally scares away all of his friends .
Fierce Grey Mouse soon realises the importance of friendship and being true to yourself: the message of the story.
Beautifully written and illustrated by the highly-regarded children’s illustrator Chantal Bourgonje, this book is a delight that young children and their families can share and enjoy.
Fierce Grey Mouse by Chantal Bourgonje
£6.99(UK), $9.99(US), 12.99(CAN)
In the US the book will be available in the beginning of May through Quarto Knows - https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781787113121/The-Fierce-Grey-Mouse.html
- A simple tale for young children about friendship and staying true to yourself
- Previously awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit, and received 5 star reviews (Interactive app version)
- The delightfully illustrated animal characters tell the story to boys and girls of all nationalities
- The story will appeal to children everywhere
- Friends love you as you are, you don't need to make yourself different
- You don't need to be 'fierce' to be happy!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chantal is a Dutch illustrator and writer of picture books, working from the Wiltshire countryside, where she lives with her partner and two whippets. Chantal’s inspiration comes from nature, her pets, the countryside, and all creatures living in it.
In 2011 she graduated with a 1:1 Honours degree in Illustration. Her graduation project was highly commended in the MacMillan Prize. In 2013 she was highly commended in the AOI Awards.
Since graduating Chantal has written and illustrated children's picture book apps, one of which was awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit.
She has illustrated two Hubble & Hattie books about Worzel Wooface, and is also working on her own children’s books, including this one, and “The Lucky, Lucky Leaf” – a Horace and Nim story.
Place of birth: Emmeloord, the Netherlands • Hometown: Little Cheverell • Nearest city: Devizes
Visit Chantal’s author page at
HK5312 • Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • £6.99 • 32 pages • pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787113-12-1 • UPC: 6-36847-01312-7
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Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
Paramount Pictures presents a PG-13, Comedy directed by Sean Anders and written by Anders and John Morris with a theatre release date of November 16, 2018.
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Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures and Studio 8 present a 96 minute, PG-13, Adventure, Family, Drama, directed by Albert Hughes, story by Hughes and screenplay by Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt with a theatre release date of August 17, 2018.
Movie Review Written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
LD Entertainment and Dutch FilmWorks present a PG, 112 minute, Comedy, Drama with a touch of Romance movie directed by Ken Marino, screenplay by Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama with a theatre release date of August 8, 2018.
Join Fun-loving Pug Puppy Brothers Bingo and Rolly on Paw-some Adventures
Around Their Neighborhood and the World!
PUPPY DOG PALS
Bring Home Over 2 Hours of Adventure on Disney DVD April 10th!
Synopsis: They're cute, cuddly and all collared up for pup-tacular adventures! While their owner Bob is away, adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly embark on exciting missions stretching from their own backyard to amazing locations all around the world! With support from their "big sister" Hissy, a neighborhood full of animal friends and Bob's high-tech inventions, these hilarious heroes are always ready to unleash totally paw-some fun!
Voice Cast: Issac Ryan Brown as Bingo; Sam Lavagnino as Rolly; Harland Williams as Bob; Jessica DiCicco as Hissy; and Tom Kenny as A.R.F.
Consulting Producer: Harland Williams
Executive Producer: Sean Coyle
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Ratings: TV-Y (US); G (CE/CF)
Run Time: 144 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Audio: English, French & Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish
Closed Captions: English
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Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
Twentieth Century, Fox 2000 Pictures, New Leaf Literary & Media and Temple Hill Entertainment present a 109 minute, PG-13, Comedy, Romance, Drama, directed by Greg Berlanti, written by Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker with a theatre release date of March 16, 2018.
This is a book about animals on what can be considered a small farm, the title character is the runt of a group of fourteen newly acquired chicks. On this farm, the animals are considered to be part of the family and all of them have their own names. The attitudes of the chickens are developed with this in mind,,although they have distinct personalities. Once the chicks are large enough to be safer from predators, they are allowed to roam freely, at this time “Bodo,” a Hungarian bird dog, takes over as their protector. There are also horses on this farm and they easily converse with the chickens. The horses are valuable show horse’s and some have traveled all the way to Europe to compete. When they are told that the horses wear blankets and other fashion accessories, the chickens are jealous and express a desire to also be dressed up. The entire farm is presented as a happy family, where all of the animals communicate with each other, yet the humans appear to be oblivious to this. That does not diminish this excellent story about animals of different species that form a society. The story is filled with life lesson’s such as sharing, trust, friendships , love, being yourself and proud of it and simple life pleasures such as splashing in puddles .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Whimsical Farm Animals Form Lasting Friendships In A Runtamuffin Tale
West Palm Beach, FL ― Life’s a real zoo at Legacy Farms, where 14 chickens, a couple of dogs and an assortment of horses with diverse temperaments learn to share their days on the sprawling homestead.
Based on the true life adventures of author Melissa Taylor’s charming chickens, A Runtamuffin Tale is a delightful new children’s book that follows the life of Runtamuffin — or Runti — a tiny chicken with a big personality. Runti becomes the first chicken brave enough to form a bond with one of the farm’s largest inhabitants — a beautiful horse named Mariett.
All the animals on the farm soon learn that differences in size and outward appearances don’t mean a thing in this colorful tale that subtly interweaves valuable life lessons on sharing, believing in yourself, love, friendship, anti-bullying and mutual respect.
The 57-page book, wonderfully illustrated by Marc Beauregard, targets children ages 6 to 12 and would make a treasured addition to any family’s home or elementary school library.
Author Melissa Taylor was born and raised in the small town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Melissa’s mom filled her childhood home with animals, which cultivated Melissa’s love and desire to surround herself with all types of four- and two-legged creatures. She currently lives, owns and runs a farm with her husband in South Florida with 14 chickens, 34 horses, 5 dogs and a cockatiel. For more information about Melissa and her children’s book, please visit: www.runtavision.com.
A Runtamuffin Tale Release date: 2017 ISBN: 978-0-9989887-0-2 Hardcover and digital download available from www.runtavision.com.
Excerpt from Kirkus Review: “Whatever their temporary differences, the farm is a little family where everyone has fun. In her debut, Taylor provides warm scenarios of friendship, growing trust, and simple pleasures, such as splashing in puddles.”
BESTSELLING AUTHOR GREG KINCAID RETURNS WITH A MCCRAY FAMILY STORY IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
By Gregory Kincaid
Greg Kincaid’s New York Times bestselling book, A Dog Named Christmas (2008), became a sleeper hit in the fall of 2009 when it was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie. And his two follow-up books, Christmas with Tucker (2010) and A Christmas Home (2012), have touched the lives of many across the country. For the first time in five years, Kincaid takes us back to rural Kansas in NOELLE (Convergent; Hardcover, $16.99, October 24, 2017), a story about the power of family, and the strength and love that comes from our pets.
It’s Christmas in Crossing Trails, Kansas, and three families, each facing different challenges, are struggling to get through the holiday season.
When schoolteacher Mary Ann McCray unintentionally volunteers to redefine Christmas by playing the part of “Anna” Clause, she never thought she would unseat Santa. Her usually stalwart husband, George, and the town question her take on this most cherished of traditions. Meanwhile, Mary Ann’s former students Abbey and her husband, Link, decide to divorce, turning their young children’s lives upside down. Finally, Mary Ann and George’s son, Todd, is at a crossroads with his girlfriend, Laura, as he starts a new job at the city’s animal shelter. There, Todd works with the incorrigible Elle, an oddly shaped dervish of a dog that Todd stubbornly tries to train as a service dog. However lovable, Elle has a hard time staying out of trouble, and the refrain “No, Elle! No, Elle!” is often heard throughout town.
As Christmas quickly approaches, the lives of these families will intersect in unexpected ways—old relationships will be redefined and new friendships forged. And surprising news guarantees that one family’s collective life will be changed forever.
Throughout the story, Kincaid tackles the real-life challenges with family and marriage. As a divorce mediator, Kincaid deals firsthand with marital issues, and in particular the impact of divorce on children. Kincaid also sheds light on a second timely subject: Rudolph, Frosty, Santa, the Grinch—are all men. As he wonders why women are excluded from holiday stories, Kincaid brings Mrs. Clause back to the forefront. Here, Kincaid presents a holiday character that interjects a fresh approach as a woman who stands up for her beliefs against others who may question her motives and abilities.
ABOUT THE BOOK
By Gregory Kincaid
Convergent • On-Sale Date: October 24th, 2017
Hardcover • Price: $16.00 • ISBN: 978-1-5247-6119-6
About the Author
GREG KINCAID is a practicing lawyer in Kansas who helped to start the Changing Lives Through Literature Program in Kansas. He is also involved in pet advocacy and the mentoring of young people. The father of five children, he lives in Johnson County, Kansas, with his wife and two dogs.
Find out more at GregKincaid.com