My Pet Book by Bob Staake

My Pet Book

Written by Bob Staake

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The hero of this story – which is dedicated to every child who loves a special book – wants a pet, but it’s got to be one that’s easy, not like puppy dogs or kittens, which simply make him sneezy. He finds the perfect thing in his local bookshop – a frisky red hardback! The boy is delighted with his new pet book, which is everything he’d wanted and more, so imagine his horror when he comes home one day to find it missing! All ends well (the best books always do) with book and boy reunited. Staake has great fun with his daft premise, and his ultra-bright digital illustrations are full of extra visual jokes too. A bit bonkers, but guaranteed to make readers laugh! ~ Andrea Reece


My Pet Book by Bob Staake

Most pets are cats and dogs, but what do you do if you want a different kind of pet, one that doesn't meow or bark? Bob Staake's exuberant tale of a little boy and the pet of his dreams will appeal to anyone whose best friends are ...books! Books make the perfect pets, the boy decides, and chooses a bright red one. When it goes missing, a lively adventure is in store for readers who love a happy ending. Soon kids everywhere will wish for a pet book of their very own.


'This book will tickle readers who have or long for pets.' School Library Journal

'Fun for all, but bookworms who are allergic to traditional animal friends will most especially take a shine to this, begging to make this book their own personal pet.' Booklist

About the Author

Bob Staake is an American illustrator, cartoonist, children's book author and designer. He has been working on this book for 10 years, and he believes Bluebird is the story he was born to write. He lives and works in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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40 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd April 2015




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Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo 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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