Enchanting romps through life, as seen by Billy and his sister!

Grandpa Ben delights the reader with delectable images and rhymes – sure to capture the imagination of your children.  Follow Billy from being a baby to all grow’d up, with his cat Ginger and bossy sister, Trish. They have adventures at the zoo, climbing trees (and falling out of them), going to Grandpa’s house on a ferry, and to the sea side.

Publisher  :  Rutherford Press (October 28, 2021)

  • ISBN-10  :  1988739519
  • ISBN-13  :  978-1988739519
  • 38 pages with 36 water-colour illustrations 
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.1 x 10.75 inches



Henry Hamster Esquire an illustrated story for children

ISBN (book) 978-1-988739-07-6

ISBN (ebook) 978-1-988739-08-3

ISBN (audiobook) 978-1-988739-09-0

Published by Rutherford Press of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, CANADA

34 pages 8 1/2″ X 8 1/2″
24 Colour Illustrations by the author

Henry Hamster is snatched from his cage by Ginger, the family cat. The adventures that follow include further pursuit by Ginger, an unwitting rescue by Jeremy, the German Shepherd, meeting a rat named Reginald Repulsive and a grass snake that eats mice.

The story ends happily when Henry is found by his master, Billy, in the garden tool shed.

Henry Hamster Esquire on YouTube.


Family Singalong with Grandpa Ben

C.D. $10


Au Clair de la Lune – Big Rock Candy Mountain – Clementine –Froggie Went a Courting –  Hambone  – Hush Little Baby – Itsy Bitsy Spider – Go Tell Aunt Rhodie – Jimmy Crack Corn – The Fox –Laughing Song – Little White Duck – Medley of Nursery Rhymes – Michael Finnegan – On Top of Spaghetti  – She Swallowed a Fly – Quand Trois Poules Vont aux Champs – Savez-Vous Planter Les Choux?  She’ll be Coming ‘Round the Mountain – Suzanna’s a Comical Man – The Bear Went Over the Mountain – This Little Light of Mine – This Old Man – You Are My Sunshine – Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends 

Big Rock Candy Mountain:    Audio Sample:


For dauntless young thinkers.

Suitable for the young at heart and youths Grade 6 and up


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