As soon as Robin meets the new family next door, he suspects his life will never be the same again- and he's right! A beautifully written and hilarious introduction to Robin Brogan and his friends at Porridge Hall.
The twins, Ant and Perry, vegetable loving Beany, Sun Dance and their scruffy mongrel, Old Blanket, specialize in creating mayhem. They attempt to entice guests in to Mrs Brogan's Bed and Breakfast, teach Robin how to be brave, and, most importantly, help him work out how he can keep the abandoned dog he finds on the beach ...
Dog Friday is a fresh, relaxed ... Account of a boy, once bitten, who learns through humour and warmth not to be twice shy. - Guardian
Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, Hilary McKay grew up in a household of readers and read voraciously from an early age. After studying Botany and Zoology at St Andrews University, she went on to work as a biochemist, but always wanted to write. Hilary's novels have won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Award and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family.