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Books Make Good Pets

Written by John Agard

Illustrated by Momoko Abe

Key Stage 1 Fantasy / Magical Pets

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This delightful original picture book poem is the perfect gift for anyone who delights in the magic of a good book.

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Award 2022 ages 3-6 |

Agard's evocative, lyrical style is perfectly complemented with illustrations by Momoko Abe, whose colourful visuals add character, transporting the reader into an enchanting world of imagination.

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Books Make Good Pets Synopsis

Books make good pets and don't need going to the vet.

You don't have to keep them on a lead or throw them a stick.

They'll wag their words whenever you flick their dog-eared pages.

Even howl an ancient tale for the inward-listening ear.

Did you know that a book can take you anywhere? You only need to turn the pages of a story, and in a moment, you and your book could be crossing the waves in a pirate ship... or diving with mermaids... or even snoozing with a dragon. Books really DO make good pets!

Why don't you peep inside this one, and take your mind on an adventure?  

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408359884
Publication date: 21st January 2021
Author: John Agard
Illustrator: Momoko Abe
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Fantasy / Magical, Pets

About John Agard

John Agard is a playwright, poet and children's writer from Guyana, who moved to the United Kingdom in 1977. He worked for the Commonwealth Institute from 1978 to 1985, travelling throughout the United Kingdom as a touring reader promoting the Caribbean culture to over 2000 schools. He currently resides in Lewes, near Brighton with his partner, the poet Grace Nichols. He became the first Writer in Residence at the South Bank Centre in London and became Poet in Residence at the BBC in London as well. He has won a total of five awards for his works, including the Paul Hamlyn Award for Poetry ...

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