The Perfect Present by Fiona Roberton

The Perfect Present

Written by Fiona Roberton
Illustrated by


The Perfect Present by Fiona Roberton

The dearly loved duo from Wanted: The Perfect Pet return in a heart-warming tale about never letting good friends go. Henry has the Perfect Pet - a duck called Spot - who thinks he's found the Perfect Present for Henry's Birthday. But when the big day comes, Henry's grandparents arrive with a Perfect Present of their own - a puppy! It is something that could change things between Spot and Henry forever...Reminiscent of Oliver Jeffers, with the same universally appealing style. The book's topic will appeal to all young children who love pets. The Perfect Present was reviewed in The Daily Mail in a feature called 'Brilliant reads to banish boredom': Roberton manages to convey a touching range of emotion in the expressions... Praise for The Perfect Pet: simple but humorous line drawings...a hoot. The Times


Roberton has created a perfect picture book: elegant to behold, with a heartening story about feelings common to children, worthwhile themes, and the capacity to sustain plenty of discussion. * School Librarian * This story of constancy and love has huge resonance. * Books For Keeps * This sequel is just as endearing. Charming illustrations. * Angels & Urchins * Full of simple, expressive illustrations. * Primary Times * The underlying message of loyalty, novelty and love is one that every child and parent will recognise. * Daily Mail * A really lovely story... the illustrations are as wonderful as ever. * Bookbag * A sweet story with a reassuring conclusion. * Peters Gazette * Praise for Wanted Perfect Pet: simple but humorous line drawings... a hoot. * Sunday Times *

About the Author

Fiona Roberton was born in Oxford and studied art and design in London and New York. She has kept the wolf from the door for a number of years by working as a designer but she has since befriended the wolf, and has it to tea on Tuesdays. Wanted: The Perfect Pet was inspired by her love of dogs, ducks and disguises.

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32 pages


Fiona Roberton
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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

4th July 2013



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