A funny story with a sweet, green-fingered resolution for any child who's ever begged their parents for a pet!
Albert is so desperate to get a pet, he'll take anything; a cat, a dog, giraffe. He's not fussy, so he's super excited when Dad finally brings a pet home. There's just one problem: it's a potato. Potatoes can't do anything a proper pet does - can they?
Branford Boase Award shortlisted Josh Lacey and World Illustration Award shortlisted Momoko Abe bring warmth and humour in perfect measure to this story, great for any child who's desperate for a pet!
Josh Lacey is the author of many books for children including The Island of Thieves, The Dragonsitter and the Grk series. He has worked as a journalist and written one book for adults, God is Brazilian. His first book for children, A Dog Called Grk, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Josh lives in London with his wife and daughters.
Momoko Abe is a self-taught illustrator based in London. She grew up in Japan, and moved to the UK to study filmmaking. She still works in the TV and film industry, whilst pursuing her passion for children’s books. Momoko was shortlisted for the World Illustration Award in 2019.
Abe’s vivid illustrations convey Albert’s (and his potato’s) emotions with subtlety and perception. A lovable choice for reading aloud.
Full of deadpan humour