The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown Ups

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.

Available to buy here.

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.

Please find below some downloadable craft activities for The Pet: