Can a dog play cricket? You bet! A raucous celebration of backyard cricket - and the family dog.
Selected as a CBCA (Children's Books Council of Australia) Notable Book of the Year: Early Childhood 2017
In the summer holidays, a game of backyard cricket brings the whole neighbourhood together, and no one loves the game more than Arlo the dog. He's the fastest fielder there is, but there's a big problem: he never gives up the ball!
Forced to watch from the sidelines, Arlo is determined to get back on the team - he just needs to prove that he is a great cricketer after all.
THE 12th DOG captures the joy of backyard cricket and the hilarity of owning a dog.
a most delightful book with a clear developing story and a few surprises . . . highly recommended. - Reading Time on STUCK!
a very satisfactory adventure story . . . The time and landscape of the island are palpably authentic, as is the character of Dorrie and her warm relationship with Gah. With a ripper plot ... and written in the jargon of the day, this is a corker yarn! - MAGPIES on THE GHOST AT THE POINT
A beautifully circular narrative . . . beautifully composed . . . just about a perfect picture book. - SATURDAY MORNING, Radio New Zealand on STUCK!
WHY I LOVE FOOTY has the hallmarks of appealing to those in the know: footy-mad kids aged four to 10. - BIG ISSUE on WHY I LOVE FOOTY
an amusing tribute to dads - KIRKUS REVIEWS on MY DAD THINKS HE S FUNNY