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The Nightingale's Song eBook and Hardcover

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“Last night I had a dream that my skin was brown, like mahogany. My outside had changed, but my inside was ME,and a nightingale sang from the nearby tree…”


Throughout one magical night, a child dreams of a world in which diversity is cherished, and the beauty of every child celebrated.


“Brothers and sisters we shall be, stars of one sky, leaves of one tree…”

Publisher: Friesen Press

Released: November 1, 2019

ISBN-13: 978-1-5255-5830-6

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Reviewer ~ Tanya R,

I really enjoyed this book. As a mom of three young children, I find very heartwarming reading a book that can speak to young children. The choices of words are excellent. The kids would use those words when describing another. This is definitely a book I will read to my kids as they get older and understand the diversity of our world. Thank you!

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Greenbeard the Pirate Pig Book


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Ahoy, my Piggywinkles! Sail with GREENBEARD THE PIRATE PIG as he sails the Seven Seas in search of ADVENTURE! With his ratty first mate, Snug Rumkin, Greenbeard sets sail on THE GOLDEN LETTUCE, determined to become a proper pirate!

Publisher: Friesen Press

Released: August 12, 2016

ISBN-13: 1460285018


Reviewer ~ Karen U,

This is a wonderfully inspiring read for students! Delightfully detailed illustrations, but the message of believing in yourself despite what others think, is something that the readers picked up right away! Cannot wait for another instalment of this wonderful ‘pirate guineapig’ Kudoos...
Recommended to produce smiles!

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Mouse Tales Hardcover

Available in : Hardcover


Mouse Tales, the first volume in the "Happy the Pocket Mouse" series, has been read to tens of thousands of students in Atlantic Canada and Ontario over the past five years, and has gathered a substantial following. Here, now, thanks to the artistic vision of Andrea Torrey Balsara, fans everywhere will delight in the new and revised hard-cover edition.

Publisher: Ronsdale Press

Released: January 15, 2014

ISBN-13: 9781553802624

Reviewer ~ Tamara,

I love this story about happy the mouse wants a bedtime story so that he can go to sleep. It's well written and beautifully illustrated. I'll be reading this story to my daughter for years to come. Can't wait for another book in this series about Happy the pocket mouse.



Jellybean Mouse

Available in : Hardcover

Jellybean Mouse is the second tale in the exciting new picture book series, Happy the Pocket Mouse. When a « boring » trip to the laundromat to wash their clothes frustrates Happy’s insatiable appetite for adventure (and neither the skating rink nor the bowling alley can entice John away from their mundane task), Happy arrives at the laundromat in a funk, only to come face-to-face with his first jellybean machine. 

Publisher: Ronsdale Press

Released: September 30, 2014

ISBN-13: 9781553803447

Reviewer ~ Sherry A,


My kids love this book!

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Mouse Pet

Available in : Hardcover


MOUSE PET is the third tale in the endearing new picture book series, “Happy the Pocket Mouse.” When Happy declares he wants a pet to pat and feed and take for walks his friend John says that it’s too much responsibility, that a pet needs lots of care and special attention. Not a mouse to give up easily, Happy insists that his pet will be no more trouble than Mrs. Farrell’s canary. But when Happy’s choice of pet turns out to have long furry legs, hooves and horns, John explains that you can’t keep that kind of animal in the city. Happy insists that they can just hide it under a blanket.

Publisher: Ronsdale Press

Released: September 30, 2015

ISBN-13: 9781553804437

Reviewer ~ Karen U,

Mouse Pet" just released by ROnsdale Press, has the dynamic duo of celebrated author, Philip Roy and wonderful illustrator, Andrea Torrey Balsara teaming up once again in another Happy the Pocket Mouse adventure! The exquisite expressive renderings enhance the Happy's search for a pet of his very own. Happy's reaction to the playful explanation of a 'farm zoo' has made many listeners giggle out loud! The ooohs and ahhhs coming from readers and listeners alike are sure signs that this adventure of Happy the Pocket Mouse will be held close to heart for a long time to come!
Highly recommended read aloud!!

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Mouse Vacation Hardcover

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In this fourth volume of the beloved “Happy the Pocket Mouse” picture book series, Happy and his human friend John debate where their next adventure should take them. John suggests a walk through the forest or a visit to the museum, but these are too lacklustre for Happy’s thirst for excitement.

Publisher: Ronsdale Press

Released: November 15, 2016

ISBN-13: 9781553804796


Reviewer ~ Amber A,

 I'd recommend Mouse Vacation to both those who have followed the series so far and to new readers seeking a text with humour and originality.