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A wonderfully imaginative story about a girl who wishes for a more exciting pet, from Lynley Dodd, bestselling author of Hairy Maclary and Friends

This story by the author of Hairy Maclary and Friends about a girl who wishes she had a more exciting pet has delighted children for generations.

'But just for once
it might be fun
if you changed from dog,' she said.
'To something HUGE
or something FIERCE
or something ODD

When Susie Fogg takes her dog for a walk, she dreams of having a more exciting pet. What if Sam were a dragon in a wagon?


As well as being a visual delight it is a great book for children and adults to read aloud.

Zainab Jalil, Good Reads

This is one of my all time favourite children's books. It is very witty and has great rhyming sentences.

Joe Curtis, Good Reads


Lauren, Good Reads

Brilliant imaginative book.

Gloria Jackson, Good Reads

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    May 28, 2018

    Puffin MR

    32 pages

    RRP $17.99

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