About the Book
Author: Bailey J Thompson
Illustrator: Heather Cook
Photographer: Bailey J Thompson
Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Gerbil Meets Mouse Publishing
Age Range: 3-7
Synopsis: Be Courageous. Laugh. Embrace Your Uniqueness. Spread Joy. This is the story about Jaida; a friendly little caterpillar with a powerful message. A surprise visit to Mocha and Petri’s dollhouse leads the three to an everlasting friendship. Each day is filled with a new memory, until the day that Jaida stops coming to visit. As Mocha and Petri begin to accept the loss of their friend, they soon learn that Jaida’s greatest lesson has yet to come. Gerbs in the House: Jaida’s Here is a friendly children’s story about love, life, loss and transformation, inspired by Jaida Cumberland.
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As Mocha is watering the garden he meets a friendly caterpillar. Mocha is overjoyed and invites Jaida to stay and visit with him and Petri. The three become fast friends and soon Jaida is a regular at the Gerbs' home. Soon Jaida is encouraging Mocha and Petri to embrace life by experiencing new things. But, when Jaida doesn't show up to play Mocha and Petri don't know what to do. Will they ever see her again?
I highly recommend picking up this delightful story that teaches us so much. Available on Amazon.