Bagpipe the Black Grouse loves admiring his glorious red eyebrows and his magnificent straight tail feathers. He feels sorry for his friend, Squeaker the Wood Mouse, with his boring brown fur and bendy tail. But Squeaker's help, along with brown-ness and bendy-ness, might be just what Bagpipe needs when he gets into some serious fox trouble. Starring two of Scotland's best-loved residents, an endangered black grouse and a wood mouse, this is a funny and heart-warming tale about valuing difference, from the author of Can't-Dance-Cameron.
Emily Dodd is passionate about science, wildlife and storytelling. She is a screenwriter for CBeebies science programme Nina and the Neurons and has written and presented science shows for the Edinburgh International Science Festival, the Scottish Seabird Centre, Edinburgh University, National Museums Scotland and Our Dynamic Earth. Emily was the 2012/2013 Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence at Leith Library, Edinburgh. Among other fiction and non-fiction books for children, she is the author of Can't Dance Cameron, also in the Picture Kelpies range. Kirsteen Harris-Jones completed a BA in children's illustration for publishing, and has worked in advertising, graphic design and animation. She's now a freelance artist living in Shropshire with her husband and three children. She is also the illustrator of another Picture Kelpie, No Such Thing As Nessie!