The Pet Person
Written by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Tony Ross
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This welcome reissue of a favourite tale from A-list picture book creators Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross takes a typically sideways and comic look at family life and pet ownership. Little Rex the dog is desperate to get a pet person for his birthday, but his parents and relations are dead against it: ‘it’ll ruin the furniture’ says mum, draped on an elegant chaise longue; ‘they are impossible to train’ barks Auntie Sheba, resplendent in tweed suit and feathered trilby. Indeed, when Rex finds a little ginger person in the park, he quickly realises there’s a lot of truth in the grown-ups’ warnings! As ever author and artist interact to great effect, Tony Ross’s visual jokes the perfect complement to Jeanne Willis’s witty text. ~ Andrea Reece
The Pet Person by Jeanne Willis
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...?
-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. Books for Keeps
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
More books by Jeanne Willis
Andersen Press Ltd
1st January 2015
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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