When Terri-Lee goes to the pet-shop she thinks she’ll be choosing a dog – she doesn’t expect the dog to be choosing her! But Crumble is no ordinary pet and he’s got a few questions to ask:
How many walks will you take me on?
Do you like to dance?
Will you tickle me? I like that a lot.
Will Terri-Lee’s dance moves and answers be enough to convince Crumble that she could be his owner?
Michael Rosen (Author)
Michael Rosen is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. He is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. He visits schools with his one-man show to enthuse children with his passion for books and poetry. In 2007 he was appointed Children's Laureate, a role which he held until 2009. While Laureate, he set up The Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He currently lives in London with his wife and children.
Tony Ross (Illustrator)
Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.
Rosen’s hilarious text sits perfectly here with Ross’s scratchy style in this cracking little book that joins two superstars of children’s literature… A perfect example of how even an early reader book could become a family favourite
Perfect tone for young readers, and a good read-aloud title too
Editor's Choice, The Bookseller
Book of the Month
Funny and appealing . . . A refreshing alternative to the reading scheme books that so many children encounter
Perfect for newly independent readers
The School Librarian
Lively and amusing… this is a delightful, short story for any child.