I Want a Pet by Lauren Child
  

I Want a Pet

Written by Lauren Child

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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This beautiful new mini hardback of Lauren Child’s first picture book, is celebrating 15 years in print. The deliciously droll riddle of a story captures the essence of Lauren Child at her best – her ability to understand children, their likes and dislikes, and communicate without patronising – and her distinctive and quirky illustrations are sure to delight grown-ups and children alike. Perfect for reading aloud or an early reader for a child to enjoy by themselves.

Synopsis

I Want a Pet by Lauren Child

I really want a pet: an African lion…or an octopus… or even a boa constrictor!

So I’ll have to find a pet that none of them will mind…but what else could I have?

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Set against backdrops of various bold colors, Child's deceptively simple art features a winsome character, defined by a strong black line and exhibiting droll expressions. A playful approach to a universal yearning of children.

About the Author

Lauren Child

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since
published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring
the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won
numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and
the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning
TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success. In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

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Format

Hardback
24 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

www.milkmonitor.com/

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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

6th September 2012

ISBN

9781847803344

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