We Want a Pet! by Richard Hamilton


We Want a Pet! by Richard Hamilton

'We want a pet! We want a pet!' chant the kids. 'No! We will not let you have a pet. We are dead set against a pet!' say the parents. And so the battle lines are drawn - can the kids convince the parents? As they lie in the grass watching bugs and beetles, watching little legs and eyes, watching ladybirds, spiders and flies, suddenly they realise these will be their pets!! Complete mayhem follows as the kids bring their gross, slimy, leggy, hairy 'pets' inside...


There is so much potential to have fun here with the words, rhythm and rhyme, and as such this is an ideal story to read aloud. The animated illustrations are a joy; colourful and bold with some wonderfully vivid expressions on the faces of parents, children and wannabe pets. -- Elaine Chant Carousel

About the Author

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton lives in London with his wife and two daughters. He is the author of Polly's Picnic and Violet and the Mean and Rotten Pirates. As well as writing children's books, he also adapts novels for radio.

I’ve worked at the BBC for a while now running BBC’s location library. I work part-time and as well as writing, abridge stories and books for Radio 4. In particular Book at Bedtime, Book of the Week, and the children’s programme, Go4It. It also means I get to spend a lot of great time with my two daughters (8 and 5) who are both my inspiration and my most generous critics.’

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

29th August 2013



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