Everyone knows the world is divided into Biggies (who get whatever they want) and Smallies (who get whatever’s left). Not content with his lot in life as a Smallie, Melvin the Mouse leaves Mouseville and sets out to conquer the world’s Biggest Biggie in the world’s greatest circus. Oblivious the limitations of his size and armed with an outlandish sense of confidence, Melvin pushes past gorillas, lions and rhinos in his quest for the Biggest Biggie, causing maximum mayhem and chaos, but emerging victoriously as the world’s first “Biggie mouse.” He may be naive, unaware, and obtuse, but who needs brains when you’ve got (a very small amount of) brawn?
Trevor Newland’s first children’s book, The Scallywag Solution, was published by Mosaic Press in 2014. His writing has appeared in WestWord Journal and The Vancouver Review. As a former songwriter based out of Vancouver and Los Angeles, Newland has composed/produced music for television and radio, and has been reviewed by numerous newspapers and magazines, including Canadian Musician Magazine. Currently, he teaches literature and creative writing at Langara College in Vancouver and is working on his first wordless graphic novel.