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  • Hodder Children's Books

Jacob O'Reilly Wants a Pet

Lynne Rickards, Lee Wildish

3 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks

Jacob O' Reilly is desperate for a pet. Can he persuade mum and dad to let him have one? Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.

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

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Praise for Jacob O'Reilly Wants a Pet

  • Rickard's funny and just-right rhythmic text is brilliantly illustrated by Lee Wildish. - Bookseller

  • Youngsters will be eager to join in after a few readings. - School Librarian

  • The jokes work time and time again, and it'll be a firm favourite on any bookshelf. - The Bookbag

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Lynne Rickards

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.

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