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The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Parents and Children

by Catherine Emmett

Illustrated by David Tazzyman

Paperback $14.99

$14.99

$14.99

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.

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.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509895311
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 28/09/2021
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Picture storybooks
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Humour & jokes (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Kids Other
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages: 32
  • Price: $14.99

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.

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.

Author Information

Catherine Emmett grew up in Newcastle and spent her childhood reading books. . After advising a group of young girls to find a career they loved, she decided to take her own advice, and packed up her husband and three sons, moving to rural Essex where she started writing picture books. Her first story is called King of the Swamp, and is illustrated by Ben Mantle.

David Tazzyman is an internationally acclaimed award-winning illustrator. He illustrated Andy Stanton's Mr Gum series, which went on to win numerous awards including the first Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and he has illustrated many children's picture books, including You Can't Take an Elephant on a Bus and The Truth According to Arthur.

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