Buster and the Baby

By Amy Hest
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

With beautifully tender artwork and a bouncy, read-aloud text, follow a little baby and a dog in a breathless game of hide and seek.

From acclaimed storyteller Amy Hest, author of Kiss Good Night, Sam and Polly Dunbar, illustrator of the Tilly and Friends series and Penguin comes a rhythmical celebration of the playful, loving companionship between a baby and a puppy. In the little red house, Buster the dog ducks under the table. He waits and watches and waits some more as his heart goes thump, thump, thump. And then ... CHAAA! Out of the shadows comes the baby, squealing and whirling and bumping his nose! Go Buster! Go, Buster! Go! With its heart-warming, sleepy ending, this is a dream bedtime read and will make a gorgeous gift for young readers.

  • About a lively, joyful game hide and seek, this story could inspire play between a parent and child and, with its heart-warming cuddle of an ending, this could also be a dream bedtime book
  • Celebrates the extra-special bond between a baby and a puppy
  • Sweet and spirited, this is Amy Hest’s youngest picture book yet which touches on themes of play and friendship

About the author

Amy Hest is the author of many much-loved and bestselling picture books, including Kiss Good Night, Sam, illustrated by Anita Jeram, and Charley's First Night and When Charley Met Granpa, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. She is a three-time winner of the prestigious Christopher Medal. Amy lives in New York City, USA. Find her online at Polly Dunbar is the author-illustrator of Arthur’s Dream Boat and the bestselling picture book Penguin, winner of numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Years Award and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award. She is also the illustrator of My Dad’s a Birdman, by David Almond, and Shoe Baby and Pat-a-Cake Baby, both written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her collection of titles beginning with Hello Tilly was made into an animated series, Tilly and Friends, as seen on Cbeebies. She is the co-founder of Long Nose Puppets, a children’s theatre company. Polly lives in Beccles, Sussex. Find her online at and on Twitter as @PollyDunbar.

ISBN: 9781406373011
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Dimensions: 270 x 235mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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