The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups (Paperback)
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The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 13/05/2021
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A laugh-out-loud cautionary tale (for children and grown-ups) written by Catherine Emmett and illustrated by David Tazzyman, bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum series and You Can't Take an Elephant on a Bus.

Shortlisted for Oscar's Book Prize 2022

Digby David slammed the door,
and dumped his bag upon the floor.
"Daddy! I DEMAND a pet,
Why have I not got one yet?"

Digby David wants a pet, but not just any pet - it has to be TWICE as big as Reuben's guinea pig and even better than Lily Jean's cat. Digby David's Daddy does what he's told, and soon Digby has a guinea pig, which he loves with all his heart... for half a day. Digby demands bigger and better, Daddy's hair gets greyer and greyer, and when Digby's dog gets boring too, he insists Daddy buy him... a gorilla!

A hilarious tale with a 'be careful what you wish for' message, especially if you wish for a gorilla and don't look after it properly.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509895311
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 188 g
Dimensions: 280 x 225 x 6 mm


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We love Catherine's bouncy rhyming verses which are a joy to read and David's quirky illustrations bring the story to life in a way that only this internationally acclaimed illustrator can. Taking a very funny twist on the message to be careful what you wish for, your little ones will be laughing out loud by the last page. * SLOAN Magazine *

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Hardback

“Perfect for reading aloud”

A fabulous combination of brilliant rhyming text and wacky illustration makes this a picture book to devour many times over.

Telling the cautionary tale of a spoilt child who demands pet after pet, this story has a... More

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3 similar books recommended
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“Super read aloud”

We're fans of Catherine Emmett books so was awaiting this with anticipation. The rhyming is once again spot on and worthy of being read over and over and over, to much delight. Tazzyman's illustrations are... More

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5 similar books recommended
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“A super fun picture book”

With wonderful Illustrations by David Tazzyman, Catherine Emmett's cautionary tale is a super funny read with a clever twist that will have young readers laughing their socks off. Hopefully, it will make them... More

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