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  • Published: 2 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781783442423
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

The Pet Person


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Rediscover this wacky, twisted tale about the pitfalls of pet-keeping, especially when you are a dog and your pet is a person!

Rex, the dog, is desperate to get a pet person for his birthday, but his parents say NO! Everyone knows that people are vicious, smelly and impossible to train. So Rex is delighted when he finds a stray boy to play with. Having a pet person is just so much fun! Or is it. . . ?

Join in the fun of the topsy-turvy world of The Pet Person in this hilarious tale from the award-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

  • Pub date: 2 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781783442423
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.


Praise for The Pet Person

“The 'dream team' are united once again in this energetic, role-reversal tale.”

EYE

“Welcome reissue of a favourite tale from A-list picture book creators.”

Lovereading, featured reads

“Hilarious tale. Great dialogue, superb characterization. I'd forgotten just how good this book is.”

Red Reading Hub Blog

“Laugh-out-loud funny. Illustrations are a delight.”

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