The Perfect Guest by Paula Metcalf
  

The Perfect Guest

Written by Paula Metcalf
Illustrated by Paula Metcalf

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Walter is very house proud and particularly loves his sparkly new teapot, so when his friend Pansy suggests she pay him a visit he’s thrilled. Pansy is certainly fun to have around, but she’s accident-prone too – the chance of that lovely teapot making it to the end of the book intact seem very slim! Yet opposites attract and even though Pansy causes chaos, Walter is still happy to be with her, and entirely by accident she ends up making his dreams come true. This happy story of an unusual friendship repays close reading and is full of wit and surprises. ~ Andrea Reece

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The Perfect Guest by Paula Metcalf

From children's author and illustrator, Paula Metcalf, comes a witty and fun-filled story of friendship. Walter is really a very neat and tidy dog. His house is his pride and joy and he gets quite nervous when guests come round...

When his best friend Pansy asks to stay, though, Walter is so excited! She's just a teeny weeny squirrel after all, how much trouble can she possibly be?! But when Pansy tries her very best to be helpful things just seem to keep going wrong! Nothing - from Walter's trousers to his curtains to his beloved brand-new teapot - is safe from accident-prone Pansy! Is she turning out to be the worst guest there ever was?

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[...] fun-filled and witty. [...] A clever story about learning the importance of friends, over tidiness. * Armadillo * Oh this is such a cute book! [...]While the story and illustrations are really fun and funny, they also help to teach children a really important lesson. * Me, Him, the Dog and the Baby *

About the Author

Paula Metcalf made up her mind to be an author and illustrator at the tender age of sixteen. Her graceful, beautifully lit artwork is influenced by dance and her love of Eastern European fairy tales. Paula spent a year in Slovakia, but has now returned to Cambridge, where she lives with her cats.

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Paperback
32 pages

Author

Paula Metcalf
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd February 2017

ISBN

9781406376173

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