Bruno and Titch by Sheena Dempsey

Bruno and Titch

Written by Sheena Dempsey

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Perfect for pet-lovers (and especially guinea pig lovers) everywhere, this funny story of finding a home and a person to care for him is told from the guinea pig's humorous perspective. Features Bruno, a wildly inventive boy, and his new pet, Titch, a neurotic, slightly melodramatic guinea pig. Can they get past their differences? Sheena Dempsey offers a contemporary and comical take on new pets and new friends.


Bruno and Titch by Sheena Dempsey

As the only guinea pig left in Mrs Pinkerley's pet shop, Titch is getting lonely and anxious. All he wants is his very own Big Person. Then one day fate collides - a boy named Bruno comes into the shop looking for the perfect pet...Their eyes meet, and - HOORAY! - Titch has a home at last! There's just one problem: Bruno loves to play and invent wild games and make big messes (and eat sticky pancakes). As for Titch, well, he prefers the quiet life - a nice nap, a plate of salad leaves. Will they find a way to make their friendship work, or will Titch end up back where he started, in the pet shop?

This is the second picture book from new author-illustrator, Sheena Dempsey.


Pre-schoolers will love it Babybuzz Magazine A sweet story about finding a friend Sunday Express Dempsey's drawings... are busy and endearing. -- Alex O'Connell The Times An unusual and original tale of friendship with delightful illustrations which are full of gentle humour. Parents in Touch Provides further exploration of the developing bond between animal and human... presented by Titch's perspective, is chartered humorously and sympathetically in text and illustration. -- Robert Dunbar Irish Times A wonderful, engaging tale of friendship ... humorously and poignantly told ... a warm and inviting tale The School Librarian A sweet, comic story about friendships and making things work out even though Bruno and Titch like different things! The fact that it is told from the guinea pig's point of view adds to the humour and the detailed illustrations promise entertainment for multiple readings. Children's Books Ireland Recommended Read

About the Author

Sheena Dempsey

Sheena Dempsey is a children's author and illustrator. She loves to draw all kinds of animals, from dirty rats to mean cats and heroic pigeons too. She has worked with various publishers in Ireland and the UK including Walker Books, Templar Publishing, Hachette, Faber and Little Island. She lives in London with her partner, Mick, and their naughty greyhound, Sandy.

Sheena Dempsey was born in Cork and studied fine art in Dublin before moving to London in 2009. She graduated from Kingston University with an MA in illustration in 2010. She lives in London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st August 2014




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