Series: The Travel Adventure of PJ Mouse (Book 1)
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: FriesenPress; 1st edition (February 13, 2014)
Series: The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse (Book 2)
Paperback: 60 pages
Publisher: First Choice Books; 1st edition (December 1, 2014)
The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse in Canada (Book One)
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.
This is one of the best books for children that I’ve seen. It not only is a great story of a mouse who travels, it’s full of adventure and information on Canada. Emily finds PJ under a bench in the pouring rain. Her mother lets her take her home where they put PJ in the washer and dryer to clean him up. After his bath he feels so much better, even though he is a bit spinny headed.
The author tells the story through the perpective of PJ, who is a small mouse, so everything is bigger than it is for Emily and the other characters. On this trip, the family travels with a fifth wheel. They visit a lot of places including Niagara Falls. The authors daughter Megan’s illustrations are really cute and help you “see” the story.
This book would be a great gift for any child. It will not only give them a really cute story, it will take them on a trip where they will learn a bit about Canada.
The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse in Queensland (Book Two):
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.
The adventure continues for PJ the Mouse in the second book in the series which takes him and his family to Queensland, Australia. This time they take a huge plane and PJ is a bit worried about how something that big can stay in the air. Soon though he is distracted, and starts having a great time. The trip takes him on great adventures. He and his family visit the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest, two places I’d love to see myself.
Like in the first book in the series, the illustrations by Megan are adorable. Not only is this a really cute story that I think all children will love, I think adults as well as children will love learning all the information about Queensland.
I’d definitely recommend this book as well as The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse: In Canada
Brand Products: PJ Mouse Stuffed Toy, Customized Stickers, Passport
About The Authors
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.