Katie McGinty really wants a pet. But she doesn't want an ordinary pet; hamsters, cats, and dogs are just...YUCK! What she wants more than anything else in the world is a ... zebra! A zebra who slurps spaghetti, sleeps in her bunk bed and bathes in the local swimming pool. And she's determined to get one!
This funny picture book will resonate with any child who has ever wanted a pet - and any parent who has ever been nagged for one! With joyful illustrations from Finn Simpson and a hilarious twist at the end, Katie McGinty Wants a Pet! is the perfect book for animal-mad children!
Publisher: Little Tiger Press Group
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 286 x 250 x 9 mm
Edition: UK ed.
"The wonderful illustrations from Finn Simpson are full of humour and detail and superbly executed. Just as you think it's all settled, there is a hilarious twist at the end." * - Parents in Touch *
"A light and good-natured introduction to following one's dreams, however crazy." * - Kirkus Reviews *
"Finn Simpson provides the quirky, characterful illustrations for an enchanting picture book that is brimming with stripy humour and animal antics, and has a delightful twist in its playful tail." * - Lancashire Evening Post *
"...the writing style is fun and quirky - and captures a small child wonderfully." * - Summer Reading List, Minerva Reads *
"a delightful story...beautifully illustrated and the fun story will resonate with all pet-weary parents." * - Made for Mums *
"Finn Simpson's exuberant scenes show much more than is said in the words. He captures the gentle playful humour of Jenna Harrington's deliberately straightforward delivery... extending and embellishing it with laugh out loud fantasies." * - Red Reading Hub *
"A funny and fantastical tale about wanting a pet. It's filled with lovely, warm and fun illustrations with a charming feel to the book. Jenna Harrington has captured the characteristics of children so well... This book is recommended for ages 3+ and is perfect for any animal loving child." * - The Bookworm Baby *
"Wonderfully humourous and exuberant pictures [which] show a very real and loveable zebra." * - Books for Keeps *
"...this book is a lot of fun. The story is simple and comical, with a hilarious twist at the end, and Finn Simpson's illustrations add so much that isn't said in the text ... Katie McGinty Wants a Pet! is going into my 'Favourite Books of the Year' list. Don't miss it!" * - Serendipity Reviews *
"The illustrations are full of life and humour and complement the text well." * - Carousel Magazine *