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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.
I really want a pet: an African lion…or an octopus… or even a boa constrictor!
The trouble is, Mum and Dad and Granny and Grandad aren’t keen on any of my ideas. After all, lions have a habit of snacking between meals, and boa constrictors are a little too friendly.
So I’ll have to find a pet that none of them will mind…but what else could I have?
|Publication date:||6th September 2012|
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
A World Book Day Author 2019 The Children's Laureate 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. Lauren Child is ...More About Lauren Child