Review & Blog Tour/ The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse

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Book Title The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse – in Canada by Gwyneth Jane Page and Illustrated by Megan Elizabeth
Category:  Children’s fiction, 72 pages
Genre:  Adventure / travel
Publisher:  Self-published
Release date:  Feb 13, 2014
Available for review in:  Print, ebook (PDF)
Will send print books:  Internationally
Tour dates:  Nov 30 – Dec 18, 2015
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

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.

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Book Title The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse – in Queensland by Gwyneth Jane Page and Illustrated by Megan Elizabeth
Category:  Children’s fiction, 60 pages
Genre:  Adventure / travel
Publisher:  Self-published
Release date:  Dec 2014
Available for review in:  Print, ebook — mobi (for Kindle), ePub, PDF
Will send print books:  Internationally
Tour dates:  Nov 30 – Dec 18, 2015
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:  

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.

Buy the book:
Author’s Website
Amazon
Amazon.ca
Barnes & Noble

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I was so happy when I was selected to be a part of this blog tour because I have to say the books sounded really cute and I knew I had to support Canadian authors.

They both are quick reads. I loved the illustrations in  both books. I loved how almost every page had a little illustration on the pages.

I am going to combine both my reviews in this one post. You don’t have to read the books in order but I think you might want to to get the feel of who everyone is and how PJ Mouse came to Emily and her family.

In Canada we are introduced to PJ Mouse who gets lost from his original owner and he is scared and calls out for help and Emily founds him. She takes PJ Mouse home and cleans him up. I should warn you now that PJ Mouse is a very special mouse and only a selected few get to hear speak.

PJ Mouse has arrived just in time because Emily and her family are going on a cross Canada adventure in a motor home. They are traveling from the west coast of Canada to the east coast. Their first stop is the Rocky Mountains. Its at the Athabasca Glacier that I thought we lost PJ Mouse (because he fell through a crack of a glacier) but with the smart thinking of family they rescue PJ.

I loved how the story included some facts about each of their stops. I loved that they stopped in Quebec City and The Bay of Fundy. Two of my favorite places.

In Queensland, everyone is flying to Australia. The adventures continue for PJ Mouse and Emily’s family. PJ is included in every activity the family does. After reading this my desire to Australia one day is very real and seeing it through PJ’s eyes makes me wish I was on that trip with him because he goes wake boarding, snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, and he gets to go and visit the rain forest.

I think the cutest part of the book was when PJ mistook a kangaroo for a mouse. I guess if you have never left your own little world you would think the same thing.

This is very much like the first book in which you are learning something as you read the book.

I am excited for the third book in the series because I can’t wait to see what PJ Mouse’s next adventure will be.

the-travel-adventures-of-PJMouseAuthors 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.

Connect with the author:  Website   Twitter   Facebook

The third book in The Travel Advetures of PJ Mouse is called The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse In a Small Corner of England and its out now.

I just want to quickly thank the author for doing this quick guest post for me.

A Little Bit About Me by Gwyneth Jane Page

I grew up as an only child (pretty much – I have a half brother 12 years older than me, and step sisters, but no full siblings) and lived all over the world. I loved going to all the different countries. It made my childhood very memorable with so many distinctive scenes that stand out in each place. The down side to living in so many countries (USA, England, Canada, St. Lucia, Peru) without siblings, and having to make new friends all the time, is that it was a bit lonely. I now greatly value having a larger family and being very close.

I am married with 4 kids, ages 22, 21, 16 and 14. We have always travelled with our kids from the time they were tiny. I love the time together as a family, away from everyday demands, and I also value the education that exploring the world gives to my kids. Having fun with my family and being the best mom I can be is one of my top priorities.

We have lived in Victoria, BC and on the Gold Coast in Australia. We have good friends in both places but I prefer the climate and lifestyle of the Gold Coast. In the future I would really like to move to England to be closer to my extended family and to be able to travel to various parts of Europe easily.

Tour Schedule:

Nov 30 – Experiencing Parenthood – reviews

Nov 30 – That Artsy Reader Girl – reviews / giveaway

​Nov 30 – The Pen and Muse Book Reviews – reviews / author interview / giveaway

Dec 1 –    Heidi’s Wanderings – reviews

​Dec 1 –    Christy’s Cozy Corners – reviews / giveaway

Dec 2 –    Working Mommy Journal – reviews / giveaway

​Dec 2 –    Fantastic Feathers – book spotlight / giveaway

Dec 2 –    Book Loving Hippo – reviews / author interview / giveaway

Dec 3 –    Sara’s Organized Chaos – reviews / guest post / giveaway

Dec 3 –    The Autistic Gamer – reviews

​Dec 3 –    alwaysjoart – reviews / giveaway

Dec 4 –    Rockin’ Book Reviews – reviews / guest post / giveaway

Dec 4 –    Sincerely Stacy – reviews

​Dec 4 –    Cindy’s Love of Books – reviews / guest post / giveaway

Dec 7 –    One Frugal Girl – reviews / giveaway

Dec 7 –    Bless Their Hearts Mom – reviews / giveaway

Dec 7 –    A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Queensland

Dec 8 –    fuonlyknew – reviews / giveaway

​Dec 8 –    Laura’s Interests – reviews / guest post / giveaway

Dec 9 –    One Curvy Blogger – reviews / guest post

​Dec 9 –    Bookworm for Kids – reviews / giveaway

Dec 9 –    T’s Stuff – reviews / giveaway

Dec 10 –  Bookroom Reviews – reviews / guest post / giveaway

Dec 10 –  I’d Rather Be At The Beach – reviews / giveaway

Dec 10 –  #redhead.with.book – book spotlight / giveaway

Dec 11 –  Writer With Wanderlust – reviews / giveaway

Dec 11 –  Blooming With Books – reviews / author interview / giveaway

Dec 14 –  Create With Joy – reviews / giveaway

Dec 14 –  Library of Clean Reads – reviews / giveaway

Dec 14 –  Maddie & Books – reviews / author interview

Dec 15 –  Jorie Loves a Story – reviews / guest post

​Dec 15 –  JBronder Book Reviews – reviews / guest post

Dec 16 –  Pause for Tales – reviews / guest post

​Dec 16 –  Bound 4 Escape – reviews / giveaway

Dec 17 –  Singing Librarian Books – reviews / author interview / giveaway

​Dec 17 –  The Cubicle Escapee – reviews / giveaway

Dec 18 –  Jessica Cassidy – reviews / author interview / giveaway

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