The Pet

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Friday 7th May – This week Caroline is reading The Pet by Catherine Emmett & David Tazzyman

A laugh-out-loud cautionary tale (for children and grown-ups) written by Catherine Emmett and illustrated by David Tazzyman, bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum series and You Can’t Take an Elephant on a Bus. Digby David slammed the door, and dumped his bag upon the floor. “Daddy! I DEMAND a pet, Why have I not got one yet?” Digby David wants a pet, but not just any pet – it has to be TWICE as big as Reuben’s guinea pig and even better than Lily Jean’s cat.

Digby David’s Daddy does what he’s told, and soon Digby has a guinea pig, which he loves with all his heart… for half a day. Digby demands bigger and better, Daddy’s hair gets greyer and greyer, and when Digby’s dog gets boring too, he insists Daddy buy him…a gorilla! A hilarious tale with a ‘be careful what you wish for’ message, especially if you wish for a gorilla and don’t look after it properly.