Dianne Young, a seasoned author and editor hailing from Saskatchewan, with a writing career spanning over three decades. She has authored twelve books for children and three nonfiction works for adults. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Dianne has called several communities across the province home, including Regina, Pilot Butte, Meadow Lake, Prince Albert, Creighton, and Saskatoon. Currently, she resides in Martensville. Her literary journey began with the publication of her debut book, "The Abaleda Voluntary Firehouse Band," in 1990.  

For more than twenty-five years, Brian Crane's comic strip "Pickles" has brought joy to readers worldwide. Now, Crane introduces his beloved characters to children for the first time in a specially crafted book. Earl Pickles, the cantankerous yet lovable elder, is known for his humor and heartfelt moments. When his curious grandson Nelson asks him for a story, Earl's imagination runs wild. Together, they embark on a whimsical journey featuring whales, hot dogs, and a charming ostrich in a raincoat. Written by acclaimed Canadian children's author Dianne Young, this delightful tale promises to captivate children, fans of the comic strip, and anyone who enjoys a lively adventure.