Launch party..

We are delighted to announce a launch party to celebrate our new release A Christmas Tail, beautifully illustrated by Aaron Pocock and co-written by Donna Smith and Helen Ross.

The party kicks off on Monday 2nd December and festivities will continue throughout the week.   We will be offering launch party Christmas specials on our book.  Also there will be recipe cards/printouts, mousey activities, chats with Donna and Helen, a sneak peek into Aaron’s illustrating world, and loads of activities for your children and classroom.  And we’ll be concluding the celebration with a big traditional turkey dinner!

Hope you can join us for the celebrations.


A Christmas Tail (book review)

Peter Mouse here: I am so excited to read a lovely review of A Christmas Tail about me and my family, and the twists to our Christmas festivities. Thank you so much. I must get mum to make me some cheesecake treats to celebrate. I must also tell Rupert and Clive.

Gabe Feathers McGee

My blogging friend Helen Ross (who lives in my old stomping ground of Brisbane) has a wonderful children’s book out for Christmas.

Let me tell you about this mousey story.


A Christmas Tail

story by Donna Smith and Helen Ross

illustrated by Aaron Pocock

Spider Ink Press


A Christmas Tail is a charming story written by Donna Smith and Helen Ross about a mouse family living in a doll’s house in an attic.

Melanie, Monty and baby mouse Peter are preparing for the Christmas festivities and a visit by Santa Paws, but when Santa loses his pants you know things aren’t going quite to plan.

This is a traditional Christmas story with a few twists involving unlikely friendships and bumps in the night. The characters are adorable, even the mischievous rat and the accomplice cat.

The illustrations by Aaron Pocock are divine and reveal a first-class talent. He lives…

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