The Great Dog Bottom Swap by Peter Bently

The Great Dog Bottom Swap

Written by Peter Bently
Illustrated by Mei Matsuoka

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A rollicking canine caper, that’s quite frankly barking mad but is sure to appeal to the quirkier side of human nature. Little kids will find it hysterical whilst some parents will try to keep a stiff upper lip whilst reading but fail completely in their efforts. With wonderful rhyming text, each and every word rolls off the tongue almost seamlessly and together with wacky illustrations of every shape of dog; small, large, fat and thin, you and your child can’t fail to be caught up in this rollicking read.

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize 2009


The Great Dog Bottom Swap by Peter Bently

The day has arrived for the Dogs' Summer Ball. It's so high class that each dog must remove their bottom before they are allowed inside the hall. But in the middle of all the frivolity something unexpected happens and the dogs have to make a hasty exit...with or without the correct bottom!


Big, clever, funny. The Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Peter Bently

Peter Bently went to ten different schools around the world and studied languages at Oxford University. He started writing for children soon after becoming a parent and now lives with his wife, Lucy, and children, Theo and Tara, in Totnes, Devon (which has its very own excellent medieval castle).

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st April 2010




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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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