The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups

The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups

Children's, Picture Books
Paperback Published on: 13/05/2021
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Synopsis

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: 188g
  • Dimensions: 280 x 225 x 6 mm

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The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups
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 o... READ MORE
Kate Poels
The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups
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 o... READ MORE
Ni Fa
The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups
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 l... READ MORE
Marie Basting
The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups
Fabulous!
This fabulous picture book from Catherine Emmett and David Tazzyman is sure to delight parents and children alike, dealing as it does with that perennial i... READ MORE
FrancesT
The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups
Fantastic book - enjoyed by parents and children alike!
We all loved King of the Swamp in our family, so we were keen to see what the second book by this new author would be like. It is totally different from he... READ MORE
Laura Seymour
The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups
Oh Digby!
I've been eagerly anticipating this book - I wasn't disappointed! Digby wants a pet, but not just ANY pet. Love the increasingly exasperated Dad - Tazzyman... READ MORE
Emma Perry
The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups
A brilliant new picture book that has become an all time favourite.
This is a hilarious book with a very clear message 'be careful what you wish for!' Digby David is a spoilt unpleasant boy who constantly demands new and e... READ MORE
Becky C
The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups
A hilarious cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for - delightfully funny!
The Pet is a hilarious tale of what can happen if you don't look after your pet. This story will have you and the children in your life chuckling out loud... READ MORE
Catherine Ward
The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups
‘The Pet’ is for life ...
‘The Pet’ is a very funny story, that will become a firm favourite with adults and children, alike. Catherine Emmett’s flowing rhyme leads you through a wo... READ MORE
Ellen Shenton