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  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143793113
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $17.99

Mr Walker and the Perfect Mess




Following on from The Tales of Mr Walker comes another charming story about this hotel dog with a nose for adventure.

One of the hotel's most treasured staff members is leaving and, while Mr Walker is sad to see Josephine go, he is determined to make her last week a memorable one. If only he can think of the perfect present. First things first - to cope with the summer heatwave and prepare for the Guide Dogs fundraiser. Oof, our little labrador is going to need a nap after this adventure!

  • Pub date: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143793113
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Authors

Jess Black

Jess Black is an Australian author of children's books. She has written over thirty junior fiction books and two picture books, Moon Dance and The Bold Australian Girl (July 2017 release). Jess is the author of the Keeper of the Crystals series and the co-author of the hugely successful Bindi Wildlife Adventure series, RSPCA Animal Tales series and The Kaboom Kid series with David Warner.

Sara Acton

Sara Acton is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books. Her first picture book, Ben and Duck, won the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for new illustrators. Sara lives on the Central Coast of New South Wales with one husband, two children, a mischevious dog and a cat called Poppy, who's definitely in charge.


Praise for Mr Walker and the Perfect Mess

“Let's be honest, we each want to be the person, Mr Walker believes us to be.”

Deborah Robins, Read Plus

“The short chapters make the Mr Walker titles a great early chapter book or read-aloud class book . . . Both titles are well-paced and the black and white illustrations are wonderful.”

Jessica Dowling, CBCA Reading Time


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