Author(s): Lynne Rickards
Like many young children, Jacob O'Reilly Wants A Pet. He'd love a dog. A cat would be great. Ooh, what about gerbils? Or an iguana? He's desperate for an animal to look after, but mum and dad don't fancy the idea. Then they suggest that he start a pet-sitting business, and all hell breaks loose...
The jokes work time and time again, and it'll be a firm favourite on any bookshelf. -- The Bookbag 20100201 Rickard's funny and just-right rhythmic text is brilliantly illustrated by Lee Wildish. -- Bookseller 20091218 Youngsters will be eager to join in after a few readings. -- School Librarian 20101001
Lynne Rickards was born in Canada and now lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She grew up writing and illustrating her own stories and actually went to art school at 18 to study illustration. However, she decided she was much happier writing the stories and loves to see artwork in her books, knowing it's so much better than anything she could ever have done. Lee Wildish has worked on many board and novelty books. This is his second picture book for Hodder - the first of which was received to great international acclaim.