Digby David wants a pet, but not just any pet – it has to be TWICE as big as Reuben’s guinea pig and even better than Lily Jean’s cat. Digby David’s Daddy does what he’s told, and soon Digby has a guinea pig, which he loves with all his heart… for half a day. Digby demands bigger and better, Daddy’s hair gets greyer and greyer, and when Digby’s dog gets boring too, he insists Daddy buy him… a gorilla!
A hilarious tale with a ‘be careful what you wish for’ message, especially if you wish for a gorilla and don’t look after it properly.
Illustrated by the bestselling illustrator of the ‘Mr Gum’ books, David Tazzyman. Published by Macmillan.
- Oscar’s Book Prize – Shortlisted
- Hull School Library Services – World Book Day Book 2023
- Coventry Inspiration Book Awards ‘What’s the Story?’ – WINNER
- Leicester Schools Y2 Best Picture Book Award – Shortlisted
- Stockport Children’s Book Award for Picture Books – Shortlisted
For a brilliant reading of The Pet check out Storytime with Hannah & Patrick – it is fabulous!
If you’d like to draw your very own Gus then please see the draw along below! Drawn by me and inspired by David Tazzyman’s fab illustrations!
If you’d like to make your very own Paper Plate Gus then see below for a brilliant craft provided by the super talented Adele Darlington (@Mrs_darl on Twitter) who has a fabulous book of art activities for primary school teachers available here.
Please find below some downloadable activity sheets for The Pet: