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.
Written in memory of
Jaida Maeve Cumberland
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Jaida’s Challenge Equipment Library and Alternative Funding Program . To learn more about Jaida’s Challenge, please visit
Format: Colour Paperback
Publisher: Gerbil Meets Mouse Publishing
Author: Bailey J Thompson
Illustrator: Heather Cook
Dimensions 8.5″ x 8.5″
Release date: April 15, 2014
I have read a book before from Gerbil meets Mouse publishing. My boys thought it was the funniest book ever. When we received this book my boys were so excited.
Just like before the pictures were amazing. My boys loved looking at the little mouses.
This story was about dealing with change when you do not want to. They meet a new friend, who is caterpillar.
They all play together and Jaida teaches them to overcome their fear and try new things. When she disappears for 10 days, they are very sad. Then she shows up but is no longer a caterpillar. Mocha and Petri are very confused and upset.
I just loved this story. It was so sweet and something that alot of kids deal with. This is definitely a book to read to your kids. Plus it supports a great cause.