Gerbil, Uncurled 
 
(Illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2015) 

 

*Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books, Spring 2016

*Forword Review's 16 Best Picture Books of Winter 2016 

*Rainforest of Reading Award 2017 nominee (OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation)

 

Little Gerbil has learned all of the important Gerbil Mottos, but when it comes to sleep, there is one motto that Little Gerbil just can't keep: Curl Up Nose to Toes. She lives a gerbil lie until the truth comes out. And then she realizes she's not alone.

 

Forword Reviews "This thoroughly enjoyable book shares an important life lesson in a gentle manner that many children will find reassuring."

Publisher's Weekly  "...a thoughtful, rodent-centric take on the idea of being the change one wishes to see."

CanLit for Little Canadians  "...important lessons about cooperation, family and being true to oneself."