The Perfect Present

The Perfect Present

3.9 (301 ratings by Goodreads)
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The dearly loved duo from Wanted: The Perfect Pet return in a heart-warming tale about never letting good friends go. Henry has the Perfect Pet - a duck called Spot - who thinks he's found the Perfect Present for Henry's Birthday. But when the big day comes, Henry's grandparents arrive with a Perfect Present of their own - a puppy! It is something that could change things between Spot and Henry forever...Reminiscent of Oliver Jeffers, with the same universally appealing style. The book's topic will appeal to all young children who love pets. The Perfect Present was reviewed in The Daily Mail in a feature called 'Brilliant reads to banish boredom': "Roberton manages to convey a touching range of emotion in the expressions..." Praise for The Perfect Pet: "simple but humorous line drawings...a hoot." The Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 264 x 267 x 3mm | 226g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4-colour
  • 1444908952
  • 9781444908954
  • 126,473

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Praise for Wanted Perfect Pet:

"simple but humorous line drawings... a hoot." * Sunday Times * A sweet story with a reassuring conclusion. * Peters Gazette * A really lovely story... the illustrations are as wonderful as ever. * Bookbag * The underlying message of loyalty, novelty and love is one that every child and parent will recognise. * Daily Mail * Full of simple, expressive illustrations. * Primary Times * This sequel is just as endearing. Charming illustrations. * Angels & Urchins * This story of constancy and love has huge resonance. * Books For Keeps * Roberton has created a perfect picture book: elegant to behold, with a heartening story about feelings common to children, worthwhile themes, and the capacity to sustain plenty of discussion. * School Librarian *
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About Fiona Roberton

Fiona Roberton was born in Oxford and studied art and design in London and New York. She has lived and worked all over the world and is currently based in London. Fiona's debut picture book Cuckoo won the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award. She is the creator of the bestselling A Tale of Two Beasts, which has sold over 220,000 copies around the world.
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Rating details

301 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 26% (78)
4 44% (132)
3 26% (77)
2 4% (12)
1 1% (2)
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